BC man required emergency surgery after AstraZeneca vaccination – Nelson Star – fr

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BC man required emergency surgery after AstraZeneca vaccination – Nelson Star – fr


A father-of-two from Langley had to undergo emergency surgery for a blood clot after being injected with the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.

In a social media post, Shaun Mulldoon described how he ended up needing emergency surgery after the vaccination to clear a “massive blood clot.”

Mulldoon said he started having stomach pain around 10 days after his vaccination and after several days of pain and two visits to his family doctor he had to undergo two emergency operations.

“Seventeen days after my vaccine [I] ended up having emergency surgery to remove over six feet of my small intestine, ”Mulldon said.

More was withdrawn two days later.

“My surgeon told me it was very close,” Mulldoon said.

“I really wish they’d let us know what the ‘worst case scenario’ could look like,” Mulldoon commented.

He remains in the hospital.

“If you get Astra and you don’t feel 100%, go to the ER immediately!” he advised.

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The Fraser Health Authority declined to comment on the case, citing patient confidentiality.

On Friday, May 13, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, confirmed that there had been a second case of AstraZenecavaccine-linked Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) in British Columbia.

The affected person was described as a man in his forties who was in stable condition after receiving treatment in Fraser Health Region.

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Over two million Canadians got AstraZeneca for their first shot.

Since then, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan have said they will reserve the remaining doses for second injections due to limited supply.

Ontario has suspended its use due to concerns about blood clots.

There have been at least 18 other confirmed cases of VITT in Canada and three people have died.


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