A baby tragically drowned in 3 inches of bathwater as her mother fainted due to an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, an inquest has heard.
Lawyer Louise Atkinson blacked out as she bathed nine-month-old Eleanor, the day after receiving the first dose of the Oxford-Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Her husband came home and pushed open the bathroom door to discover it had been blocked by his unresponsive wife on the floor. To his horror, he saw their baby daughter Eleanor face down in the bath turning blue.
Eleanor was flown by helicopter to Southampton General Hospital, Hants, but was pronounced dead four hours later on March 23, 2021.
“I had the Oxford-Astrazeneca Covid vaccine the day before (Ellie died) and looking back I felt strange and not myself,” Atkinson told the inquest.
“On the day after my second jab in June 2021 I went to see Ellie because she is buried quite near to us and we go every day,” she added. “I walked there and crouched down by her side and all I can remember after that was a guy helping me. He said he had seen me starting to fall and I was disorientated.”
“I had a seven day assessment and no one has been able to offer a definitive explanation, but the conclusion is that it was a reaction to the vaccine very much based on other circumstances as well.”