A 43-year-old father of seven children in Mississippi was left unable to speak and paralyzed on one side of his body three hours after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, his family says.
On a Facebook page to help pay for the medical costs of Brad Malagarie of St. Martin, Mississippi, the man’s family says he suffered a stroke Tuesday caused by a blood clot in his left middle cerebral artery shortly after getting the single-dose shot.
The healthy man got the shot at midday, then returned to work, and within three hours, his coworkers saw him unresponsive at his desk.
“They called me and said he had that vaccine and something is wrong, we think it’s a stroke,” Celeste Foster O’Keefe, Malagarie’s aunt, told WLOX-TV.
“He’s a young, healthy 43-year-old, and I immediately thought it, and I said be sure to tell the doctors he took that J&J vaccine and that, to me, is what caused his stroke.”
“He can’t talk now and he can’t walk. He’s paralyzed on the right side. He knows who we are and he will just cry when he sees us.”
“At least we want him to be able to communicate, to be able to walk and talk again, even if it’s not perfect.” Read more….