John O’Neill – AstraZeneca May 2021

Vaccine Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (VITT)

A previously healthy father-of-two developed Vaccine Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (VITT) only nine days after he received his first dose of the AstraZeneca Vaccine in May 2021.

The IT engineer from Essex in the UK was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford after becoming “suddenly and violently” unwell shortly after receiving the jab. In the early hours the next morning, he suffered a stroke to the left-hand side of his brain which caused extensive brain damage, affecting his speech and communication. It was later confirmed through several blood tests that the cause of the stroke was a result of a reaction to the AstraZeneca Vaccine.

John had flu-like symptoms for a few days, which then disappeared. But several days later John complained of feeling “extremely tired”, before experiencing “uncontrollable shivering”, sickness and pain across his eyes. Nine days later, tragedy would hit the O’Neill family.

Paramedics initially thought the 42-year-old was just having a migraine, however, he continued to feel sick then lost vision in his left eye. After he was taken to hospital, on May 27, Vicky his wife got the news that John had suffered from a stroke. He was paralysed down the right-hand side of his body after having a clot in his brain and a blocked artery in the left side of his neck.

After being sent to the Royal London Hospital for surgery, doctors didn’t understand what was happening to John. His blood was clotting in all of his main arteries and Vicky claims it was only at this point that doctor realised it could be linked to the AstraZeneca Vaccine.

Vicky said that her husband had done some research about the AstraZeneca vaccine and was concerned that his Asthma put him more at risk of ‘extremely rare’ blood clots as a result of this AZ Vaccine. Vicki explained: “On the day we had the vaccine, he said he’d have AstraZeneca and I’d have Pfizer, so that at least the children will have one of us. I said ‘stop being silly’.

John gets very upset now, because what we were worried about has pretty much happened.” The stroke has “trapped” John in his own body.

Vicky had to break the devastating news to their two small children, which has completely changed their young lives.

Essex, United Kingdom