WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – A Waterbury girl continues to be recovering after she says she had a extreme response to a COVID-19 vaccine.
The 63-year-old hasn’t been the identical since April.
Regina Marshall and her household say she couldn’t breathe and needed to be rushed to the hospital. At one level, she says docs advised her household she may not get better.
Marshall spend 21 days on a ventilator at Waterbury Hospital.
“On a regular basis it was a contact and go. At some point she was making progress, the subsequent day they have been saying, ‘we don’t know if she was going to make it,’” mentioned Larnise Nunley, Marshall’s daughter.
The household says they consider it was all as a result of Marshall obtained the one dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in April.
“Two days later, after she obtained the shot, that’s after they took Johnson and Johnson off the marketplace for a pair days,” Nunley mentioned.
The CDC and FDA halted using the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in mid-April. The transient pause was as a result of studies of blood clotting in some sufferers.
The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and the US Meals and Drug Administration are recommending that the US pause using Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine over six reported US circumstances of a “uncommon and extreme” sort of blood clot.
Marshall had a excessive fever shortly after getting the shot, however a day later, she was rushed to the hospital after she was having a tough time respiratory. She additionally developed a blood clot in her arm.
She says the hospital workers requested her a query she by no means thought she’d hear.
“Did I would like them to save lots of me or let me go? I mentioned please, please, please save me. They known as my children saying I wasn’t going to make it,” Marshall mentioned.
She did make it and now she has been recovering for the final month at Regal Care in Waterbury.
Marshall suffers from diabetes and determined to get the shot as a result of her children and grandkids examined constructive for COVID.
“She type of panicked and simply went on a whim and took the shot,” Nunley mentioned.
The household says Marshall by no means examined constructive for COVID.
“I’d do it till they discover out what’s going on,” Marshall mentioned.
The household additionally has a message for individuals who haven’t gotten the vaccine.
“I simply need individuals to bear in mind and do their analysis on it. Sure, we wish everybody to get vaccinated, however so many individuals who’ve reactions to it that they’re not speaking about,” Nunley mentioned.
Marshall is anticipated to depart Regal Care by the tip of the month.
Channel 3 reached out to the CDC, however they haven’t responded.
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