Nurses Speak Out, #0036, 28/09/21, Acting Manager, MH Service
By Staff Reporter
I work for a mental health accommodation service where our clients and staff were given the opportunity to attend a COVID vaccination clinic onsite.
Despite most other staff within the organisation basically forcing clients to get vaccinated, I made it very clear to my staff that this is peoples’ personal choice and that we are not allowed to give advice or our personal opinion on this matter. I made it very clear to my staff where I stood on the matter, but did not obviously discuss this with my clients.
A few of our clients did choose to attend the clinic and get the vaccine unfortunately. Then just under two weeks later, one client reported feeling unwell with a ‘stomach bug’.
Three days later I sighted this client and the client did not look well – The clients symptoms had progressed to dizziness, unstable on the feet, headache and inability to focus. As normal, we called for medical advice and were given direction, which did not include going to hospital. Two days later this client was found dead in bed with blood coming from all orifices on the clients head (so a suspected haemorrhage I guess?).
One month later we are still awaiting the autopsy results so I can’t 100% confirm that this was due to the vaccine, but I can’t see what else would cause a person under 40 years old to suddenly die like this.
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