Kate Scott, a 32-year-old mum of two boys, age four and one, is one of those claimants. She is struggling to keep the roof over the family’s head after her husband Jamie, 44, suffered a brain injury after receiving the Oxford Astrazeneca jab this spring.
“Jay got his text to go have his first AstraZeneca vaccination on 23 April 2021. He woke up with a headache on 3 May [10 days after the vaccination]. An hour later he vomited, and his speech was impaired, so an ambulance was called,” recalls Kate. “He was diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a bleed on the brain and thrombocytopenia.”
Jamie spent 124 days in hospital and was lucky to survive; his doctors thought he would need to live in a care home for the rest of his life. But, although he is now home with Kate and their boys, the brain injury he still lives with has changed his life.
“We feel like the luckiest unlucky people because, despite all of this, Jamie has made more of a recovery than any of the medical teams thought possible,” she says. “But our life is still dramatically impacted. He’s…