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Nevada Teen Suffers Seizures, Brain Clots After J&J Vaccine

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A spokesperson with the family of an 18-year-old woman in Nevada who suffered seizures after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine said the girl has received three brain surgeries related to blood clots.

Spokesman Bret Johnson said Emma Burkey began feeling sick about a week after receiving the one-dose vaccine early this month.

She was one of six women in the U.S. who experienced a serious clotting side effect. Her parents, Russ and Kathy, have visited her at the hospital daily and said she is slowly improving.

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Coral Academy Las Vegas CEO Ercan Aydogdu said Burkey was a senior at the school.