(Natural News) Connecticut resident Rachel Hatton’s son was diagnosed with a serious heart condition days after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. In a recent interview with NBC Connecticut, Hatton recounted what his 17-year-old son Gregory went through post-vaccination.
She said that Gregory started complaining of severe chest pain three days after getting the second dose. He felt worse on the fourth day and started to experience back pain as well.
He then went to a walk-in clinic and found that he has pericarditis, or the inflammation of the lining outside the heart. He was then sent to two different hospitals as healthcare workers scrambled to identify the cause of his condition.
“They hooked him up to a heart monitor, did more EKGs (electrocardiograms), echocardiograms,” Hatton said.
Infectious disease experts also came to determine if he had an infection that could have caused his disease. They tested him for various conditions but each of the tests came back negative.
Experts still couldn’t tell if the COVID-19 vaccine caused his condition, but they called him back in for an MRI after two more patients displayed similar symptoms. In total, 18 teens and young adults in the state developed heart problems shortly after taking the vaccine, the Connecticut Department of Public Health said in a news conference last Monday, May 24.