"I do not feel injections. I do not feel when a cold or hot hand is put on my leg or abdomen. I was paralyzed from my chest to my toes," the patient complained.
Olha from Kyiv had a fever after being vaccinated with CoviShield, and three days later she stopped feeling her legs and most of her body. Doctors diagnosed women with poliomyelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord caused by an infection. Doctors examined her but found no pathogen in her blood or lymph.
Olha has been in hospital for about a month.
Pavlo Dyachenko, head of the neuroinfections department at the Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, suggested a link between the current state of Kyivite’s health and vaccination.
"I do not rule out a connection with vaccination only on the condition that, firstly, other infectious agents were excluded. The second is the time between vaccination and the onset of the disease," Dyachenko said.
He referred to last year's autumn scientific publications, which stated that the CoviShield vaccine can cause transverse myelitis, although there are no more than a hundred such cases in millions of people vaccinated worldwide.
As it was reported, on April 16, a man's death was recorded in Lviv region, after being vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine AstraZeneca / Covishield.
On March 23, a Ukrainian military servicewoman died after vaccination for two days before. The authority claimed that she succumbed to the symptoms of acute blood circulation disorder.