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Victims of Rare Vaccine Injury Wait to See If U.S. Will Pay

  • Nevada woman’s first medical bill after J&J shot was $513,000
  • Vaccine makers got immunity to tackle public health emergency
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High school senior Emma Burkey received her “one and done” Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on March 20, and within two weeks was in an induced coma following seizures and clotting in her brain.

She’s making a slow recovery, having recently been transfered from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, and the first round of bills totaled $513,000. The 18-year-old’s family friends in the Las Vegas area started a GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses from the very rare vaccine reaction.