A NURSE who didn’t want to get vaccinated and her unborn baby died of coronavirus – weeks after a Facebook post revealed that she thought not getting the jab would protect her child.
Haley Mulkey Richardson, of Alabama, worked on a labor and delivery ward at a hospital in Pensacola, Florida.
Labor nurse Haley Richardson died of coronavirusCredit: Facebook
Haley (center) thought that not getting vaccinated would protect her unborn babyCredit: Facebook
She was taken to hospital where her condition deteriorated.
The nurse died on August 20 – two days after her unborn baby Ryleigh Beth.
She leaves behind her husband Jordan and daughter Katie who is about to turn three.
Her death came just weeks after a Facebook post revealed that she thought not getting the vaccine would protect her baby.
The post from August 9 read: “Here in the dark, in the wee hours of the morning, it is so easy to pretend that all of this was just a nightmare or that I’m just here in this hospital bed due to my own issues with Covid.
“Not for anything being wrong with my sweet baby girl whom I thought I was protecting in my own womb. I know the prognosis and I know the reality.
“And while part of me may start to acknowledge this, the other part of me still believes God is still the God of miracles and is in control above all else.
“I hope and pray for miracles but having said that I am also praying for his will to be done. If there has ever been a time to ask for something to be taken out of my own hands and put in his, it is now.”
The nurse feared that she would suffer a life-threatening reaction if she got vaccinated.
Her mom Julie Mulkey told AL.com: “Haley had anaphylaxis reactions in the past. So for that reason, she felt that it was not safe for her.
“And then, of course, with all the negative reporting that has gone on, what was she to believe about what the vaccine would do to reproduction.”
Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said pregnant women should get vaccinated.
Boffins say there’s “no evidence” that the jab affects fertility.
Jason told the outlet that Haley was healthy before contracting the virus and said she had no preexisting or chronic conditions.
‘MY BEST FRIEND’
Her husband Jordan posted an emotional tribute on Facebook following Haley’s death.
He said: I loved you from the first moment I met you, you became my best friend faster than anyone can imagine.
“You became my wife, and then became the mother of our beautiful daughter.
“You took care of me in so many ways and you did it without a second thought. You touched and changed lives like I never could have imagined.”
Hospitals in Alabama continue to be overwhelmed following a surge in Covid cases.
Public health officials say there are more than 2,760 patients being treated, according to WSFA.
More than half of the state’s intensive care beds are being filled by coronavirus patients.
And, the state recorded its 12,000th death of the pandemic just days ago.
Haley leaves behind her husband Jordan and their daughter KatieCredit: Facebook
Family members have paid tribute to the nurseCredit: Facebook