The COVID Blog
January 8, 2021
MONCLOVA, MEXICO — A 32-year-old doctor is now paralyzed after receiving the Pfizer mRNA vaccine for COVID-19, according to Mexican media outlet Infobae. Dr. Karla Cecilia Pérez Osorio is an internist in the town of Monclova, a town of about 231,000 residents in the state of Coahuila. The town is about 155 miles southwest of Laredo, Texas.
Dr. Pérez Osorio was working at General Hospital of Zone No. 7 when she received the Pfizer mRNA vaccine on December 30, 2020. She felt tingling in her lips, arms and legs immediately after receiving the vaccine, according to her husband. Twenty minutes later, she began suffering from several seizures and lost the ability to move her arms and legs before losing consciousness.
She was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a known adverse effect of these vaccines. The effects of this condition are permanent in many patients, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. We’ll continue updating this story as we learn more.
Published January 8, 2021