A Mississippi man who experienced a blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, has been left paralyzed on one side and unable to talk, his family said.
Brad Malagarie, 43, of St. Martin, suffered a stroke soon after stepping out last week to get the one-dose shot, news station WLOX reported.
“They called me and said he had that vaccine and something is wrong, we think it’s a stroke,” his aunt, Celeste Foster O’Keefe, told the outlet.
The father of seven was rushed to the hospital, where it was determined that he had a stroke as a result of a blood clot in his brain, the outlet reported.
“I said be sure to tell the doctors he took that J&J vaccine and that, to me, is what caused his stroke,” his aunt said.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has confirmed the fatal blood clotting suffered by a 48-year-old Australian woman was likely linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Genene Norris from the New South Wales Central Coast, who had underlying health issues, was admitted to hospital four days after receiving the shot.
The TGA met late on Friday afternoon to investigate the link between the inoculation and her death and now says the blood clots in the arteries and veins and low platelet count Ms Norris presented with does indicate a correlation.
The TGA says Ms Norris received her vaccination on the same day that the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and the federal government announced that the Pfizer vaccine would be the preferred vaccine for patients under 50.