A Texas teenage schoolgirl becoming pregnant through a flu vaccination is fake news. There is no truth to a report that a young girl in Texas despite being a virgin became pregnant through a flu vaccination.
Where did this fake news originate? World News Daily Report on Sept. 23, 2015, published the fake news reporting that a 14-year old virgin fell pregnant after a flu shot. You can read the fake news below.
A 14-year old schoolgirl has suffered serious complications after a flu shot allegedly left the young girl terribly ill and with severe cramps, until the family doctor finally realized weeks later she had been impregnated by the vaccine, reports the Forth Worth Telegram this week.
“She had all the typical symptoms of a pregnant woman. It’s not the first time a young woman falls pregnant without the consent of her parents, but the girl seemed sincere when she said she had never had sexual relations with a boy, and she urged me to check her hymen, which I eventually did, and to my utter surprise, the hymen was fully intact. It is impossible she has been impregnated by male sperm” she assures. “In my 26 years of practice, I have never heard once of such a thing as someone being impregnated by a vaccine, but I did some research and found out it is more common than most people think”.
However, there is no truth to the above story. Snopes reported that the claim by World News Daily Report was cleverly layered. Readers were fooled into believing that the girl had lied about her sexual experience and had blamed the flu vaccine to deflect suspicion about the true nature of her pregnancy. Nonetheless, the claims were true as World News Daily Report is a fake news website.
Like any medical product, vaccines can cause side effects. Side effects of the flu vaccine are generally mild and go away on their own within a few days. Common side effects from the flu shot include: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot, headache, fever, nausea and muscle aches.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Cindy… I’m canceling my flu shot! I can’t afford any mistakes that we might regret say nine months from now! https://t.co/QH7lCh1oNI
— Billy Alford (@ibnerdy) October 25, 2017
Only in Texas… https://t.co/xw4OPO3HGQ
— Jeffrey Harris (@JeffreyHarris11) October 18, 2017
WTF is this nonsense. Sexual repression and religion.
Texas: 14-Year Old Virgin Falls Pregnant After Flu Shot https://t.co/4p0Mc4if9X
— XcsvPrgrsv (@BenjaminCrayton) April 28, 2017
Texas: 14-Year Old Virgin Falls Pregnant After Flu Shot – https://t.co/6lJCRmx0dX
— Notre Blaine (@NotreBlaine) October 22, 2016
— Jeff Hartley (@jkhartl) November 1, 2015
OMG! 14-Year Old Virgin Teen In Texas Falls Pregnant After Flu Shot | Viral TMZ https://t.co/vh4hz9GaI7
— christl N babcock (@spicy763) October 26, 2015
World News Daily Report carries the following disclaimer:
WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website — even those based on real people — are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.
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