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The St. Charles Herald-Guide is reporting that a Ponchatoula man has died after complication brought on by the COVID-19 vaccines.

The report says 33-year-old Brandon Pollet was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that developed within hours of his second dose of his COVID-19 vaccine. Brandon's wife, Dr. Jessica Pollet, told the Herald-Guide that her husband was healthy before the vaccine:

“Brandon had no prior medical history. After his second Pfizer vaccine, Brandon developed a headache right away then fever 48 hours after.”

His initial hospitalization over the vaccine reaction was from October 21st, 2021 through November 7th, 2021. Dr. Pollet says her husband was originally diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, but that was eventually ruled out. Then his  diagnosis was switched to a rare autoimmune disease called Still's Disease.

However when Brandon returned to the hospital in December, he was once again diagnosed with HLH, but this time it was in addition to Still's Disease. His wife says that he received treatments for HLH, including chemotherapy, but those treatments did not work.

Dr. Pollet told the Herald-Guide that her husband's doctors had come to a consensus that the COVID-19 vaccine brought on the development of the autoimmune disease and HLH.

Brandon lost his fight on January 28th, 2022, after battling for months.

He is survived by his wife, and their 1-year-old daughter Madison. His parents Randy and Yvonne Pollet, and his siblings.

There is a GoFundMe that has been set up for the family to help with medical bills, and other needs. According to the page, Dr. Pollet has been out of FMLA leave to be by her husband's side as he fought.

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