U.S. Pfizer vaccine trial for children 12-year-old girl with severe adverse reactions requires wheelchair

Pfizer’s Wuhan pneumonia (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19) vaccine is in pediatric clinical trials in the United States, but a 12-year-old girl in Ohio had a severe adverse reaction and is now wheelchair-bound and receiving the nutrition she needs to survive through a nasogastric tube.

The girl’s mother, Stephanie De Garay, said her daughter, Maddie De Garay, suffered severe chest and abdominal pains after her second dose of Pfizer, according to Forsyth News.

Stephanie said her daughter’s remaining symptoms included gastroparesis, nausea, vomiting, unstable blood pressure, rapid heart rate and memory loss, among others.

Stephanie noted that she took her daughter to many doctors after the incident, but they all agreed that it was not caused by the vaccine, but rather a functional neurological disorder triggered by anxiety, although Stephanie emphasized that her daughter did not have any anxiety symptoms before the vaccine was administered.

Stephanie said the team in charge of the vaccine trial had a bad attitude and did not give her any positive response, only saying “we will report back to Pfizer and Pfizer will report back to the FDA”, but no officials or Pfizer people have contacted them so far.

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has held a press conference on five cases of adverse reactions to Pfizer or Modena vaccines, including Medi, and sent a letter to the manufacturer asking for a response.