Not an anti-vaxxer! Yet her husband died because of one

Kam Miller of Kibworth Beauchamp, like tens of thousands, is grieving the loss of a loved one, her husband Neil who died during the Covid pandemic.

He was however, not killed by the virus but succumbed to an extremely rare complication of the AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Yet two years later his grieving family has received no compensation and zero support, leaving Kam struggling with her mental health and little choice but to sell the family home. The mother of two who works part-time in customer services for a clothing firm, is still entitled to one-off tax-free sum of £120,000 under a government support scheme to help those who have lost loved ones or been left ‘severely disabled’ because of a vaccine.

Neil was 50 when he died on Saturday 1 May 2021, about a month and a half after getting the jab. During that time he was treated for blood clots which unfortunately grew more numerous and eventually lead to his death. Despite being diagnosed with vaccine-induced thrombosis, one of the major complications of AstraZeneca’s jab, prior to his death, his autopsy ruled that he died of natural causes. Kam had to fight for a year to get the cause of death changed on his certificate which now explicitly states that the jab was to blame.

“I couldn’t even grieve,” she says, “I put all my energy into getting justice.”

Until the death certificate was resolved she could not apply to the Government’s Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme. As with the Post Office scandal, Neil was not “the only one”. Dozens were killed or injured by this rare side effect.

As Kam says, “Any vaccine or medication can have adverse side effects and we accept that, but where is the backup? Where is the support for people?

It is disgusting that there wasn’t any support. Neil was a key worker, he thought, as so many others, he was doing it to save people.”

The government need to do the right thing NOW and stop dragging out a hurtful process for the families involved.

Kam says “As with the Post Office case, we are also having to raise money to make sure we can bring AstraZeneca and the government to give us some sort of justice.”

(Thanks to Rebecca Whittaker and John Ely (senior health reporter) for the Daily Mail online for loaning us their copy.)