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Dori says he regrets ever getting his flu shot after he got sick. (AP Photo)

Dori ignores doctors, says his flu shot got him sick

Dori never gets sick, so when he was totally immobilized this week with a virus, he blamed his flu shot.

It hit Dori around 2 a.m. when he was in Atlanta for the Seahawks game January 13: chills, fever, coughing. He came back looking terrible.

Less than a week earlier Dori got his flu shot because of the many warnings that the Center for Disease Control and the Washington State Health Department have been putting out.

News anchor Ursula Reutin knows better. She asked the CDC and the health department for the real story.

"The viruses that are in the flu vaccine are dead, so they cannot cause infection," says Ursula. "It was actually your immune system doing what it was supposed to do, making protective anti-bodies to kill the viruses in the vaccine.

But Dori has proof to back up his theory.

He had a strange reaction to the flu shot. Hours later a mysterious welt appeared where the doctor gave Dori the shot.

"Right where I got my flu shot on my shoulder it was a little itchy. And I reached over to give it a little scratch, I had a big welt right where I got the flu shot," says Dori. "I had a welt because I had some negative reaction. And then the negative reaction metastasized into the full-blown flu!"

As for the CDC, Dori thinks the experts are just in denial. He'll still get a flu shot next year, but he cautions listeners to make sure not to scratch where they got their flu shots.

"The welt was a mass of poison that was trying to escape through my skin," says Dori. "And I pushed it down and that pushed the poison into my blood stream."

Producer Jake fully endorsed Dori's theory.

"It turned into the flu," says Jake. "How it works, and I'm not a doctor, but once you get the shot it uses the welt as an incubator in your body, it spreads into your body, and the welt goes away."

Jillian Raftery, KIRO Radio Editor
Jillian Raftery is an afternoon editor at KIRO Radio. She loves the neighborly vibe of the Pacific Northwest and spends as much time as possible outdoors.
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