A Nashville woman is in a hospital bed and unable to walk after receiving her second Pfizer Covid shot on April 16.
Brandy Parker-McFadden said mere hours after her second dose of the Covid vaccine an unusual sensation began in her legs.
Soon the young mother of three was in agony with horrible neck pain and it kept getting worse.
“She was screaming in pain. She is one that is pretty stoic. That’s what created the sense of urgency,” her husband James told WKRN.
“I woke up. I can’t move my arms. I can’t move my legs. So, he’s freaking out. The doctors are panicking,” Brandy said.
“I’m holding her hand, and her hand is limp throughout the whole thing while she’s screaming in pain,” James told WKRN. “And all the test results are coming back negative.”
Brandy is unsure if she will ever be able to walk again.
After 10 days she is able to move her arms and wiggle her toes.
WKRN reached out to Pfizer and they issued this statement:
“We take adverse events that are potentially associated with our COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, very seriously. We closely monitor all such events and collect relevant information to share with global regulatory authorities. At this time, our ongoing review has not identified any safety signals with paralysis and the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
To date, more than 200* million people around the world have been vaccinated with our vaccine. It is important to note that serious adverse events that are unrelated to the vaccine are unfortunately likely to occur at a similar rate as they would in the general population.”