Teenager forced to miss HSC exams after reaction to COVID vaccine
A teenager has described her “terrifying” experience after an adverse reaction from the COVID vaccine.
18 year old Monica Eskandar received her first dose in September last year, in preparation for her Year 12 exams.
Within a few hours she suffered serious chest pains, prompting her family to ring an ambulance. Cardiologists later diagnosed her with heart condition pericarditis.
Monica joined Ben Fordham in studio:
Examination of Monica’s medical records from November 2021 confirm she was suffering from:
“Pericarditis in context of recent COVID vaccination.”
The heart condition caused Monica to miss her HSC exams.
She’s told Ben Fordham:
“One of the doctors initially told me this was all in my mind. She told me pericarditis was only common in males under 30.”
Dr Ross Walker, host of 2GB’s Healthy Living says:
“I’ve seen in my own practice 60-70 patients over the past 12 months who have had similar reactions.
“I’ve seen other people with chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations.”
The Federal Government says the odds of a side effect from the COVID jab is 0.2%
Australia’s Immunisation advisory group, ATAGI recently chose not to recommend the second booster to people under 30.
ATAGI member Professor Allen Cheng told the Herald:
“Vaccinations are beneficial and protective even for younger people.
“But the more doses you get the less benefit you derive from them and then we start to worry about causing side effects.”