I do think it was a mistake. I shouldn't have waited. If you are even 70% sure that you want the vaccine, go get it. Don't wait. Go get it because hopefully if you get it, then you won't end up in the hospital like me, OK? — Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller
I do think it was a mistake. I shouldn't have waited. If you are even 70% sure that you want the vaccine, go get it. Don't wait. Go get it because hopefully if you get it, then you won't end up in the hospital like me, OK? — Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller
Days Before Her Death, She Posted TikTok Videos Encouraging People To Get Vaccinated
Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller got sick before she was able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. She spent her final days in the hospital trying to help others avoid the same mistake.

... "I do think it was a mistake. I shouldn't have waited," she said. "If you are even 70% sure that you want the vaccine, go get it. Don't wait. Go get it because hopefully if you get it, then you won't end up in the hospital like me, OK?"

... Blankenbiller died nine days after her last video was posted Aug. 15, CNN reports. She was 31 years old. Before her death, she'd made appointments to get vaccinated with her mother and sisters, but got sick before she was able to get the vaccine, according to WebMD.


Blankenbiller's story is similar to many that have been shared in recent months of those who did not get vaccinated but, after contracting COVID-19, wished that they had. Some of those people have begun encouraging others to get the shot. Health officials hope that these stories will raise vaccination rates and save lives.
Read the full article: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/09/09/1035489298/tiktok-covid-vaccination-megan-blankenbiller-hospital