West Australian Police Officer Told By Doctors She Suffered A Stroke Following Pfizer Jab

By Daniel Khmelev
Daniel Khmelev
Daniel Khmelev
Daniel Khmelev is an Australian reporter based in Perth covering energy, tech, and politics. He has a background in maths, physics, and computer science. Contact him at daniel.khmelev@epochtimes.com.au.
November 19, 2021 Updated: November 19, 2021

A Western Australian (WA) police officer has been admitted to the hospital following an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine which saw her suffer a stroke caused by blood clots.

The officer confirmed in a Facebook post that doctors concluded her transient ischaemic (TIA) attack was an “adverse effect from COVID vaccination.”

Currently, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) does not list blood clotting as a possible side effect of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine.

Plastic surgeon and Australian Medical Association (WA) President, Dr Mark Duncan-Smith, said there was no scientific proof the Pfizer vaccine caused the stroke and at present the TGA does not list blood clots as a possible side effect of the Pfizer vaccine.

“It’s like saying I had my Pfizer injection and within two weeks I had a car accident. Therefore, Pfizer injections cause car accidents. There is no evidence to suggest that Pfizer is associated with strokes or TIAs,” Duncan-Smith told The West Australian.

“Just because something is on social media or the internet does not mean it’s factual. And the TGA is not involved in a conspiracy and, quite simply, Pfizer is not associated with strokes or TIAs.”

However, this is may not actually be true, after a large-scale peer reviewed Scottish study published in the BMJ journal in August—involving nearly just over 29 million people from the United Kingdom—found that for 15 to 21 days after receiving a Pfizer jab, a person was 1.12 times more likely to have an ischaemic stroke, and 3.58 times more likely to develop cerebral venous sinus thrombosis—another form of clot that can also lead to stroke.

Ninety percent of the people in the study had contracted COVID-19,  prior to their vaccination, the Scottish paper The Herald reported.

Further, the analysis found that between 15-21 days after the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the risk of stroke caused by a blood clot in the brain (ischaemic stroke) was raised by 12%.

The study did note that for those people who actually had contracted the virus, the risk of stroke was 12 times higher than the Pfizer shot from day 0 through to 28 days. The risk also doubled between days 15-21.

Aziz Sheikh, a Professor of Primary Care Research & Development and Director of the Usher Institute at The University of Edinburgh who was a co-author of the study told The Herald that the study had shown that there is a very small risk of clotting and other blood disorders following first dose COVID-19 vaccination.

“Though serious, the risk of these same outcomes is much higher following SARS-CoV-2 infection,” Sheikh said. “On balance, this analysis therefore clearly underscores the importance of getting vaccinated.

He also noted that the study advocated for “clear communication of risks and benefits.”

The police officer, Chantal Uren, said that she previously had no conditions that would normally lead to a stroke.

“I’m 37, have had every test for every illness they can test for with a negative result and every nutrient level is perfect,” Uren commented in a Facebook post.

“So how does a healthy, fit, 37 year old have a stroke and ruptured artery to their brain only weeks after having the Pfizer vaccine, and if the doctors don’t think it’s linked then why would they book me in with a vaccine specialist.”

Uren said she expressed distress over reports that her reaction did not come from the Pfizer jab as little scientific literature was available to support the claim.

She also said she felt pressured by her workplace.

“In August, my employer announced that anyone who was not vaccinated against COVID would be treated differently by having to wear masks at all times in the workplace; excluded from buildings and moved out of their positions that they have worked hard for into office type roles if they are not vaccinated,” Uren said in October.

“I felt as though I didn’t really have a choice. I was worried that I would be moved out of my position which is seen as a privileged role.”

Last month, WA mandated the vaccination for over a million workers—equivalent to 75 percent of the state’s workforce—which includes police officers. But Uren said she felt terrified to line up for a second dose out of concern she would have another adverse reaction.

Uren though is not the first Australia to have the potentially rare reaction to the Pfizer Earlier this year, cases of blood clots following the Pfizer jab occurred in a teen equestrian star, as well as a police officer from Brisbane.

The news of the potentially rare side effect of the Pfizer vaccine comes as 10, 000 Australians are planning to file compensation claims for injury or loss of income resulting from COVID-19 vaccines

Since Sept. 6, residents have begun registering their interest to make a claim under the federal government’s no-fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme, according to a Department of Health statement issued to The Epoch Times.

The scheme—announced in late August—will cover the costs of injuries A$5,000 or above. But claimants will need to have received a vaccine approved by Australian drug regulators and suffered a recognised “adverse event.”

“The recognised side effects to the COVID-19 vaccines are included in the approved Product Information and include thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) associated (blood-clotting) with the AstraZeneca vaccine and myocarditis and pericarditis associated with the Pfizer vaccine,” a Department of Health website stated.

Individuals need to have been hospitalised for claims between A$5,000 to A$20,000 for at least one night. They must also provide medical documentation of the injury and evidence of medical costs and lost wages.

Daniel Y. Teng contributed to this article.

Daniel Khmelev is an Australian reporter based in Perth covering energy, tech, and politics. He has a background in maths, physics, and computer science. Contact him at daniel.khmelev@epochtimes.com.au.