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Heartbreak as mum-of-four dies from Covid after refusing vaccine

A mum-of-four has tragically died of coronavirus after refusing to be vaccinated over concerns about side effects.

Fernanda ‘Ferny’ Vega died aged 47 after contracting the disease from her teenage daughter.

The grandmother-of-ten, a former healthcare worker from the US, developed a blood clot on her lungs and died on July 13.

Her grieving widow Ismael Vega said the family did not get the jab over concerns about potential side effects and how quickly it has been produced.

But after his wife’s tragic death, he said he will be getting the vaccine and urged others to get jabbed too, reports.

Mr Vega, from Arizona, USA, is himself recovering from a bout of pneumonia brought on by Covid. He said: “Covid comes out and a year later, there’s a vaccine. We didn’t know the side effects in the future.

“I’m going to get the vaccine. Yes it’s not going to cover you 100 per cent. But what I experienced, I don’t want anyone else to experience this.

“Everybody has their own choice, but Covid is real and what I went through I don’t want to be back there again.

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“I would recommend getting the vaccine and I am going to get the vaccine.”

The couple and their teenage son caught coronavirus at the beginning of the month from one of their daughters.

Mr Vega told local radio station KTAR News his family had decided not to get vaccinated because of concerns over how quickly the vaccine had been produced and their young age.

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He said his wife had seemed okay at first, but then deteriorated rapidly on July 13 and she was rushed to hospital.

It was there medical staff discovered a blood clot in one of her lungs and she had died within an hour.

Mr Vega added: “All I did was just hold her hand, massaged her hair, told her how much I missed her.

“But I saw peace. I didn‘t see any more pain. The pain was just that she was gone.”

A GoFundMe set up in Mrs Vega’s honour paid tribute to the “incredible beauty” of her personality and so far raised more than $17,000 for her loved ones.

The page reads: “Ferny left an incredible mark on so many lives and we need to honour that with strength and with love.

“She was a great listener with time for friends from all walks of life. She was as selfless as she was determined and left her mark on so many people.”

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