Alberta resident seeks compensation for consequences of vaccination

Alberta resident seeks compensation for consequences of vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine had a negative impact on a man's health.

An Alberta resident has admitted to experiencing serious side effects from the AstraZeneca vaccine, he is now seeking compensation from the government.

According to victim Merry Hellekson, two weeks after his first dose of the vaccine was injected in April, he began experiencing tingling in his fingers and numbness in his feet. After going to the hospital and having blood tests, Hellekson said he was sent home, but his condition continued to worsen.

"I couldn't lift many items, and when I got up from my desk after one of my work days, my left leg stopped working, I fell to one knee and of course I panicked a lot," the provincial resident admitted.

After a second call for medical help, the man was referred to a neurologist. Then he was diagnosed with a spinal problem and received an intravenous blood transfusion.

A patient has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a rare neurological disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of his peripheral nervous system. SBS can range from very mild with short-term weakness to almost devastating paralysis.

According to Health Canada, there have been a total of 13 reports of SGB after COVID-19 vaccination in the country — nine after the AstraZeneca vaccine and four after the Pfizer vaccine.

Now the male victim's goal is to get help from the government under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VISP), as he has had to stop working due to his illness, which has impacted his finances. This program provides fair and timely financial support to those who have suffered a serious and irreversible injury as a result of receiving a vaccine approved by Health Canada.

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