When she went to the hospital, Maude says the doctor ignored the bite and instead asked her if she had received her COVID-19 vaccine.
“She kind of glanced at my hand, then she looked at me and asked, ‘Do you have your COVID vaccine? “” Said Maude.
” I said no.’ She no longer spoke to me about my hand but she pointed to my wife and said that we were fat.
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Maude says the doctor later changed the term to overweight, saying it could increase the risk of complications from COVID-19.
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“She then started telling me that she wasn’t going to give me my tetanus until I had my COVID,” Maude said.
“Apparently it’s more important than taking care of what I went to the hospital for. “
Maude says she was prescribed antibiotics to treat her swollen hand instead.
She called 811 again the next day and received a tetanus shot at the Lethbridge Community Health Unit.
She received the blow the next day.
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“I made the call and the next day I was pretty quick and easy,” Maude said.
“They didn’t tell me I needed my COVID vaccine or anything. “
Alberta Health Services declined to comment on specific patients, but officials told Global News with information on their website suggesting anyone who receives a vaccine, such as tetanus, should wait. 14 days before getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
That wait time between vaccines increases to 28 days if you get your COVID vaccine first, but Maude says that doesn’t apply to her situation and she wonders why the emergency room doctor denied her a vaccine for the. tetanus.
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“When you go to the hospital for one thing and you don’t get help for that one thing, it had to be done,” Maude said.
Global News does not name the doctor.
We reached out to her for comment, but had no response.
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