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 Asthma Patient Shares Positive COVID-19 Vaccine Experience

He said after his two broth­ers were vaccinated, they felt a change in their health condition, the breathing problems they once had, was no more. “From their testimony, I just couldn’t wait to get vaccinated.”
21 Jul 2021 18:06
 Asthma Patient Shares Positive COVID-19 Vaccine Experience
Amaan Ram

A 47-year-old man who suf­fers from asthma feels the COVID-19 vaccine has helped with his asthmatic health condition.

However, Minister for Health and Medical Services Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete said he was yet to confirm if the vaccine had any positive effects on asthmatic pa­tients.

Amaan Ram from Nadi received his first AstraZeneca vaccine on June 28, he later shared on social media how the vaccine helped him.

He now claims he had some kind of a healing experience.

“It was not only me who was suf­fering from asthma, my two other brothers were asthmatic too. I didn’t want to get vaccinated be­cause of the videos of magnets, bulbs and other frightening vid­eos on Facebook,” he said.

He said after his two broth­ers were vaccinated, they felt a change in their health condition, the breathing problems they once had, was no more.

“From their testimony, I just couldn’t wait to get vaccinated.”

He said he no longer experienced shortness of breath.

Litia Waqanilotu, who got vac­cinated last week also shared her experience on social media.

“At first I was scared of the vac­cine knowing full well my existing medical condition.”

According to Ms Waqanilotu, she never regretted the decision to get vaccinated.

“It has been four days since I stopped using my inhaler, which is something I use every day. I have not experience any shortness of breath like before”.

She said she had been suffering from asthma for about 20-years and her family were still in shock after learning she had not suf­fered from the condition for some time now.

Mikaele Ravuiwasa who also made a comment on social media has said that many elderly villag­ers in his village with asthmatic problems shared similar senti­ments.

Meanwhile, Dr Waqainabete said: “That is news to me. If that’s the case, I’ve yet to confirm it but certainly the fact that the vaccina­tion is being embraced by a large number of the population is some­thing that personally I’m very gratified about.”

He added that everyone must be vaccinated.

“If you look at the profile of those that have passed on, signifi­cantly those that are passing on are those that haven’t been vacci­nated and they are also the elderly population”.

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