The COVID World post date: October 28th, 2021
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – A father is determined that his nine-year-old child gets vaccinated despite his 14-year-old son developing heart inflammation following his second Pfizer dose. Shane Huntington, the father, said that his son had received his second shot on Sunday, October 24th at 3:45 pm. He experienced some dizziness and a slight headache later that night. By Wednesday morning, he was complaining of shortness of breath, chest and back pain. He was admitted to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne later that same day where he was diagnosed with inflammation of the heart.
Shane posted the following tweet on October 27th:
“When vaccination is available for my 9-year-old we will be first in line. Vaccines are safe and effective. My kids have learnt about vaccines, masks, hand hygiene and ventilation. These things will keep them safe. For bumps like today, we have the RCH to help us.”
He also advised all parents to vaccinate their children even as his 14-year-old son was hooked up to heart monitors after his shot:
He told 7News Melbourne:
“He’s had one of these side effects, which is well managed, well known and well understood. I have a nine-year-old. He’ll be getting vaccinated as well.”
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