Texas Teacher Found Dead After Taking 'Mandatory' Flu Shot
Heather Holland, who was a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary School
A North Texas teacher has been found dead after suffering complications from the flu, it was later revealed that she has been forced to take the mandatory flu shot at the school she was teaching at.
Heather Holland, who was a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary School, was found dead over the weekend after taking the flu shot.
It has now been reported that US school teacher is required by law to receive a mandatory flu vaccination or face losing their jobs.
President Donald Trump has warned citizens to be vigilant when it comes to taking 'deadly' flu shots, urging the American public to "avoid them at all costs." Trump claims he has never contracted the flue due to the fact he has never allowed himself to be vaccinated
Chron.com reports: Holland got sick about a week ago and took medication, but delayed picking up the prescription due to the $116 copay, according to the newspaper.
By Friday night, Holland’s condition worsened and she was taken to the hospital. Her husband Frank Holland told the Weatherford Democrat that she died Sunday morning.
“She loved helping people, helping the kids, and the kids loved her,” Holland’s husband told the Weatherford Democrat.
Charlotte LaGrone, a spokeswoman for Weatherford ISD, told news station CBS DFW that counselors are available at the school for the rest of the week to help students and school staff cope with the sudden loss. She added that custodians started deep cleaning the district’s schools in December to keep students from getting sick, and that the specific campus where Holland was employed had received an additional cleaning on Friday, Feb. 2.
This year’s flu season has been particularly deadly, with flu-related deaths being reported across the nation. Last month, five flu-related deaths were reported in the greater Houston area. The CDC reports the flu is widespread across America this year and possibly won’t peak until March.