Filipina who had seizures after jab discharged

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Princess Margaret Hospital (SOURCE: Hospital Authority/

The 31-year-old Filipina domestic worker who suffered from seizures shortly after receiving another dose of the vaccine against coronavirus has been discharged from the hospital.

Gemalyn L. Gabon was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday evening, according to Welfare Officer Virsie Tamayao of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration who has been closely monitoring her case.

Gabon was brought directly to her employer’s house following her release from the hospital, according to Tamayao.

The welfare officer added that she no longer had seizures since her transfer to a general ward and did not have a fever in the past few days.

The principal diagnosis of her condition is reported to be “convulsions, pneumonia, and intractable epilepsy,” which means her seizures cannot be controlled by medical treatment.

Gabon was sent to the hospital on May 12 after passing out shortly after getting vaccinated with BioNTech at the Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre in the afternoon.

She had a history of seizures and hypertension based on relatives’ accounts. Her condition had fluctuated throughout her stay in the hospital, but she had reportedly contacted her kin at one point.

Her attending doctor reportedly told Tamayao that her seizures were not linked to the vaccine she received.