A Mississippi man who skilled a blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, has been left paralyzed on one facet of his physique and unable to speak, his household mentioned.
Brad Malagarie, 43, of St. Martin, suffered a stroke quickly after stepping out final week to get the one-dose shot, information station WLOX reported.
“They referred to as me and mentioned he had that vaccine and one thing is incorrect, we expect it’s a stroke,” his aunt, Celeste Foster O’Keefe, informed the outlet.
The daddy of seven was rushed to the hospital, the place they decided that he had a stroke on account of a blood clot in his mind, the outlet reported.
“I mentioned be sure you inform the medical doctors he took that J & J vaccine and that, to me, is what brought on his stroke,” his aunt mentioned.
O’Keefe mentioned he took remedy for hypertension, however was in any other case a “younger, wholesome” man.
Now, the medical episode has left him paralyzed on the best facet of his physique, she mentioned.
“He can’t discuss now and he can’t stroll. He’s paralyzed on the best facet. He is aware of who we’re and he’ll simply cry when he sees us,” O’Keefe mentioned.
She mentioned medical doctors don’t understand how lengthy it’s going to take him to get well.
“We would like him to have the ability to talk, to have the ability to stroll and discuss once more, even when it’s not good,” O’Keefe mentioned.
On Wednesday, the drugmaker disclosed two extra circumstances in recipients — together with one man.
It’s unclear whether or not the inoculation is linked to the uncommon blood-clotting circumstances, which occurred out of greater than 7.2 million individuals who have obtained the vaccine.
“CDC and FDA are working quickly to analyze every case and perceive whether or not there’s a causal relationship between these blood clots and vaccine administration,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky mentioned.