The family of a beloved mother, grandmother who died last week in Arizona from coronavirus complications has reconsidered their anti-vax stance and now wants the shots.
Fernanda Vega, 47, mother of four and grandmother to 10 – a longtime healthcare worker – died on July 13 of complications from the virus.
Her grieving husband, Ysmael Vega, is now looking to get the entire family vaccinated after previously refusing the shot due to anti-vax sentiments regarding the vaccine’s potential side effects.
‘With what I have experienced, I don’t want to go through this again. I do not,’ he told Fox 10 Phoenix of the painful loss of his wife, who he described as his ‘rock’ and ‘the foundation’ of the family.
‘Everybody went to her for whatever. She took so much on.’
The outlet reports that Vega himself is currently still recovering from coronavirus and pneumonia, which he had contracted weeks ago prior to his wife’s death.
In fact, it was his COVID-19 diagnosis that spread the virus throughout the Vega household, with both his 17-year-old son and wife catching it.
However, Fernanda’s symptoms got progressively more concerning, and she was admitted to a local Phoenix-area hospital last Tuesday with a blood clot in the lungs and a weak pulse.
She died within an hour of arriving at the emergency room, according to Fox 10.
Meanwhile, earlier this week Arizona’s health director, Dr. Joshua LaBaer, noted that nearly all of the COVID-19 cases in the state are from those who are not vaccinated, the news outlet reports.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, MATT MCNULTY