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Adyn Callaghan, 17 years old

First Dose of Pfizer on 09/18/21

New Zealand

Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?

I was active, social and happy.

Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?

Within 48 hours, I had slurred speech. For 4 days, I had symptoms of head injury - confusion, dizziness, and difficulty talking. The 2nd week I had chest pain, tremors, purple hands, difficulty seeing, felt faint, slurred words, confusion, and my pupils were different sizes. My blood test showed my platelets at 838.

Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?

Because I am still considered "Unvaccinated" with no Vaccine Pass - my social life is restricted.

I take:

Asprin 2x a day - 200mg

Blood tests every 3-4 weeks

Chemotherapy recommended

Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:

I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) - a rare blood cancer.

Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?

I reported to Medsafe and the Health & Disability Commissioner. ID Numbers were issued, but otherwise there was nil Response. My GP & Specialist will not link the Pfizer vaccination to the cancer.

Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?


Q: What do you wish others knew?

That Pfizer can cause clotting. My blood cancer is a clotting cancer. My bone marrow now over-produces platelets.


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Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Sep 26, 2022

Well done on reporting your issues, it does take bravery, and your story will have an impact for the good. I hate reading them as they are so tragic, but the truth must be told. Adyn, I will say a prayer for you.


Debbie Reeder
Debbie Reeder
Aug 16, 2022

So sorry to hear of your complications. My 17 year old daughter also had a severe life threatening reaction to the pfizer vaccine as well.


Jul 15, 2022


John Paul
John Paul
Apr 29, 2022

So sorry to hear your story. Sending prayers for you, Adyn. ~ John 3:16; John 8:32

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