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Samuel ORourke

First Dose of Pfizer on 10/10/2021


26 yrs old

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

I was a carer and looked after elderly people, I love helping people, and that’s what makes me happy. Unfortunately, I can’t do that anymore.

Q: Would you like to share your reason(s) for getting the vaccine?

Because I was a carer and looked after the elderly.

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

Hey, I’m Samuel. I’m from Brisbane Australia, and nearly two years ago, I had my second dose of Pfizer. The first dose I received, I was fine. The second one I received, I only had a sore arm initially, but 4 days later, I nearly collapsed in the shopping centre. I was in so much pain and discomfort, and I couldn’t breathe, so my boyfriend continued shopping while I went to the car. I was in severe pain everywhere, but I didn’t know I suffered a DVT (deep vein thrombosis). I have a large blood clot that I’m not able to get rid of as of yet, due to its size. I’ve put up with the pain and discomfort for a very long time. I’ve been declined compensation from the government, because they don’t believe you can get blood clots from the Pfizer vaccine. My doctor has said this was from the vaccine, because everything else was fine before I received it.

Q: Tell us about any tests, diagnoses, and/or Medical Care received:

I’ve had heaps of tests, and there was no reason for me to get the blood clot.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

Yes. Only flu-like symptoms.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

If I knew what I know and feel now, I would have never received that vaccine.

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