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The Bachelor’s Monique Morley claims she had a ‘HEART ATTACK after first Pfizer Covid vaccine’

A former Bachelor contestant claims she suffered a ‘heart attack’ as a side effect of receiving her first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

Monique Morley, 29, shared her experience in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, after being hospitalised in Sydney several weeks ago.

She insisted vaccine-related heart complications ‘are not rare anymore’, despite medical doctors saying her symptoms are unrelated to the shot.

The Bachelor star Monique Morley, 29, (pictured) has claimed she suffered a ‘heart attack’ as a side effect of receiving her first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

‘I’m sharing my story hoping to help others not feel so alone, to bring awareness that this is real. It does happen. It’s not rare anymore,’ she began.

The lingerie designer claimed that 15 minutes after getting her vaccine she began to ‘fit uncontrollably’ for 45 minutes, but her doctor said her symptoms weren’t caused by the jab. 

Ms Morley, who says she has no history of seizures, agreed to ‘go home and rest’.

She claims she had another fit the next day, and decided to call an ambulance after experiencing symptoms including lockjaw, clammy hands, heart palpitations and blurred vision.

Monique Morley, 29, shared her experience in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, after being hospitalised in Sydney several weeks ago

Monique Morley, 29, shared her experience in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, after being hospitalised in Sydney several weeks ago 

Ms Morley said the ambulance workers who arrived at her home once again told her the symptoms were unrelated to the Pfizer vaccine, and that she continued to experience chest pain and shortness of breath. 

She then allegedly woke up the next day at 4.30am having ‘a heart attack’.

She was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with pericarditis, an inflammation of the sac-like tissue that surrounds the heart, which holds it in place and helps it function.

The lingerie designer claimed that 15 minutes after getting her vaccine she began to 'fit uncontrollably' for 45 minutes, but her doctor said her symptoms weren't caused by the jab

The lingerie designer claimed that 15 minutes after getting her vaccine she began to ‘fit uncontrollably’ for 45 minutes, but her doctor said her symptoms weren’t caused by the jab

After her diagnosis, doctors supposedly told Ms Morley there was nothing she could do except ‘rest and take Panadol’.

What is pericarditis?  

Pericarditis is swelling and irritation of the thin, saclike tissue surrounding your heart (pericardium). 

This condition often causes sharp chest pain and sometimes other symptoms. The chest pain occurs when the irritated layers of the pericardium rub against each other.

Pericarditis is usually mild and goes away without treatment. Treatment for more-severe cases may include medications and, rarely, surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment may help reduce the risk of long-term complications from pericarditis.

Source: MayoClinic.org  

‘It’s just so defeating having everyone tell you that it’s not related when really it is’, she added, describing the experience as ‘traumatic’.

Ms Morley said she hopes her story inspires people to have an open mind when it comes to vaccine side effects.

One of her Instagram followers asked if she had any preexisting health conditions that could have caused the pericarditis.

She replied: ‘Absolutely nothing. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Don’t take drugs. Don’t even have caffeine.’

Ms Morley accompanied the post with a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed ‘shortly after getting her first Pfizer shot’.

She contrasted this with another photo, taken a week before she received the vaccine, of herself posing in a swimsuit. 

In other recent social media posts, she claims she is recovering thanks to naturopathic care and IV vitamin drips.

These aren’t medically recommended treatments for pericarditis.

In the last 24 hours, Ms Morley’s account of her suspected side effect has become a flashpoint for anti-vaxxers who grossly exaggerate the number of adverse reactions to the vaccine.

Ms Morley, who says she has no history of seizures, agreed to 'go home and rest'. She claims she had another fit the next day, and decided to call an ambulance after experiencing symptoms including lockjaw, clammy hands, heart palpitations and blurred vision

Ms Morley, who says she has no history of seizures, agreed to ‘go home and rest’. She claims she had another fit the next day, and decided to call an ambulance after experiencing symptoms including lockjaw, clammy hands, heart palpitations and blurred vision

Pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart) and myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) have been observed in an extremely small number of people after they receiving mRNA vaccines, of which Pfizer is one. 

The cases were disproportionately men and teenagers under the age of 30 after their second dose of the jab. 

British data released in August found the rate of pericarditis was 3.8 cases per 1 million doses of the Pfizer shot. 

By July 8, the TGA was notified of 50 cases of pericarditis in Australia as a result of 3.2 million Pfizer doses. 

Ms Morley (pictured on The Bachelor) said the ambulance workers who arrived at her home once again told her the symptoms were unrelated to the Pfizer vaccine, and that she continued to experience chest pain and shortness of breath

Ms Morley (pictured on The Bachelor) said the ambulance workers who arrived at her home once again told her the symptoms were unrelated to the Pfizer vaccine, and that she continued to experience chest pain and shortness of breath  

One of her Instagram followers asked if she had any preexisting health conditions that could have caused the pericarditis. She replied: 'Absolutely nothing. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Don't take drugs. Don't even have caffeine'

One of her Instagram followers asked if she had any preexisting health conditions that could have caused the pericarditis. She replied: ‘Absolutely nothing. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Don’t take drugs. Don’t even have caffeine’ 

In contrast, the risk of suffering heart conditions as a result of Covid are much higher. 

Morley previously spoke about her pericarditis diagnosis back in October, but hadn’t shared specific details about her symptoms until now. 

In her post last month, Morely had made it clear that she was ‘not anti-vax or pro-vax,’ insisting that she is ‘open-minded’ and ‘pro personal choice, whatever that may be.’ 

‘I’m pro being kind and considerate, and not trolling and bullying on those who… just don’t agree with you.’  

Morley previously spoke about her pericarditis diagnosis back in October, but hadn't shared specific details about her symptoms until now. In her post last month (pictured), Morely had made it clear that she was 'not anti-vax or pro-vax,' insisting that she is 'open-minded' and 'pro personal choice, whatever that may be'

Morley previously spoke about her pericarditis diagnosis back in October, but hadn’t shared specific details about her symptoms until now. In her post last month (pictured), Morely had made it clear that she was ‘not anti-vax or pro-vax,’ insisting that she is ‘open-minded’ and ‘pro personal choice, whatever that may be’ 

In a follow up post, Ms Morley thanked fans for their concern and said the adverse reactions she experienced 'do not happen to the majority'

In a follow up post, Ms Morley thanked fans for their concern and said the adverse reactions she experienced ‘do not happen to the majority’ 

The former Bachelor star wrote that she wasn’t looking for sympathy and understood that she took a risk by choosing to get the vaccine, and added: ‘I’m okay with that.’  

In a follow up post, Ms Morley thanked fans for their concern and said the adverse reactions she experienced ‘do not happen to the majority’.

The reality TV star added that she hopes her story doesn’t frighten others to get vaccinated, but rather raise awareness to help people make an informed decision for them.   

The reality TV star added that she hopes her story doesn't frighten others to get vaccinated, but rather raise awareness to help people make an informed decision for them

The reality TV star added that she hopes her story doesn’t frighten others to get vaccinated, but rather raise awareness to help people make an informed decision for them

Monique isn’t the only public figure to get pericarditis following their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. 

Seven News reporter Denham Hitchcock suffered from the heart condition after getting jabbed back in August. 

Lee Henderson, the ex-husband of radio personality Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, was also hospitalised with the rare side effect after his second Pfizer jab. 

Professor Jason Kovacic, the Executive Director of the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute, told Daily Mail Australia at the time that pericarditis can happen after Covid vaccines but only in ‘very, very rare’ cases. 

Reality TV: Monique rose to fame on The Bachelor, vying for the heart of astrophysicist Matt Agnew. Pictured left to right is former Bachelor Matt Agnew, vaccine advocate Abbie Chatfield and Ms Morley

Reality TV: Monique rose to fame on The Bachelor, vying for the heart of astrophysicist Matt Agnew. Pictured left to right is former Bachelor Matt Agnew, vaccine advocate Abbie Chatfield and Ms Morley 

‘COVID-19 vaccines can cause specific heart problems such as myocarditis and pericarditis, and particularly in males less than 30 years of age – but only very, very rarely,’ Professor Kovacic said.

‘About 60 people per one million can get myocarditis with the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) and it is generally a mild, short-lived illness. These complications cause inflammation of the heart muscle or inflammation of the lining around the heart muscle. 

‘These complications have been reported in just a handful of people around the world and to the best of our knowledge most of them have recovered.’

Professor Kovacic said the risks of getting heart conditions as a result of Covid are much higher, and that the vaccine is the best safeguard to preventing these illnesses. 

‘In contrast, the risk of having some form of heart complications if you contract COVID-19 is about 1000 times higher at ~5-10%,’ he said.

‘A very recent observational study has shown that young males infected with the virus are up to six times more likely to develop myocarditis as opposed to those who received the vaccine.

‘COVID-19 vaccines are incredibly safe and incredibly effective at preventing people from getting seriously unwell with COVID-19 infection. 

‘The benefits for being vaccinated far outweigh any risk to the heart, especially given the highly infectious nature of the Delta variant which is now affecting an increasing number of young people.’ 

Professor Jason Kovacic, the Executive Director of the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute, told Daily Mail Australia at the time that pericarditis can happen after Covid vaccines but only in 'very, very rare' cases

Professor Jason Kovacic, the Executive Director of the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute, told Daily Mail Australia at the time that pericarditis can happen after Covid vaccines but only in ‘very, very rare’ cases 


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