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Hi, my name is nikkio!

nikkionikkio Member Posts: 2 Listener
Note from moderator: this post may contain unverified claims regarding side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines. You can find recognised side-effects of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines on the respective Gov.UK pages linked.

My friend after 2 weeks after the jab. I thought he had a stroke called the ambulance he was taken to hospital he was seriously ill they said it was a brain virus.I think it was  reaction to the jab..


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,120 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there and welcome 

    I'm no doctor but I doubt very much it was down to the vaccine 

    It is a risk to say that unless it has been confirmed as people reading this could be put off having the vaccine 
  • nikkionikkio Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I didn’t want to put people off having the jab. I was interested to know if anybody had had any think like this happen to them. Sorry
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,536 Pioneering
    Hi @nikkio welcome to the forum sorry to read about your friend,  hope they have a speedy recovery
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,120 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem I hope your friend gets better soon 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,979

    Scope community team

    Hi @nikkio and welcome to our online community.  I'm very sorry to hear your friend has been so poorly and I hope they make a speedy recovery.

    I appreciate your intention was not to scare others but it's important to clarify that a brain virus is not a recognised side effect of either the Pfizer or Astra-Zeneca covid-19 vaccine.  Equally, there's no medical evidence or literature to back up speculation that there may be a link.  Unfortunately medical events will continue to happen with no clear explanation sometimes and it's likely that the timing of the jab was coincidental.  

    It's good to hear your friend is in safe hands at the hospital and please keep us posted with how gets on.  I've everything crossed for him. 
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