Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination goes awry

Lou Ferrigno is under the weather following a botched vaccine.

The former 67-year-old action star, who shot to fame as the Incredible Hulk in the ’70s, wound up at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after receiving a pneumonia vaccination.

“Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep,” he captioned a photo of him lying in a hospital bed.

“I’ll be ok but it’s important that you keep an eye on who’s giving the shot and make sure they not only swab the spot correctly but that you watch the needle come out of the package,” he added.

It’s not exactly clear which vaccination Ferrigno received, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states there are two type of vaccines available – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine.

The vaccinations are recommended for all adults over the age of 64 and children under the age of two.

A request for comment from Ferrigno’s rep wasn’t immediately returned.

Source: Read Full Article