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Channel 7 journalist Denham Hitchcock in hospital with pericarditis after COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

    Peter Devlin – August 26, 2021

    Channel 7 journalist Denham Hitchcock has revealed he is suffering from a heart condition as a rare side effect of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

    The Spotlight reporter spoke from hospital after being diagnosed with pericarditis — a swelling or irritation of the sac-like membrane surrounding the heart that helps keep it in place.

    He says the extremely rare condition was caused by his first shot of Pfizer which he received 25 days ago.

    Hitchcock who insists he is “not anti-vax”, but is “pro-choice” and “pro-opening the bloody country up”, made the decision to share his story because as a journalist “it would be hypocritical not to.”

    “The first week was like any vaccine. Feeling off,” Hitchcock wrote on Instagram from his bed at Gold Coast University Hospital. Read More

    Peter Devlin

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