- An unvaccinated TikTok user urged followers to get inoculated against the coronavirus before she died.
- Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller said in her final TikTok video it “was a mistake” she didn’t get a vaccine.
- “If you are even 70% sure that you want the vaccine, go get it. Don’t wait,” Blankenbiller said.
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An unvaccinated, COVID-19-stricken Florida TikTok user urged her followers to get inoculated against the coronavirus, saying it was a “mistake” that she did not, in her last video post before her death.
“I don’t have a lot of energy for talking, so I want to try to make this quick,” Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller, 31, said as she appeared to struggle to breathe from a hospital bed in an August 15 TikTok video.
“So, just to follow up again, like I said in my other videos, I did not get vaccinated,” Blankenbiller said. “I’m not anti-vax. I was just trying to do my research. I was scared, and I wanted me and my family to all do it at the same time. And as I’m sure you guys know, it’s hard to get everyone to agree on something if people feel differently.”
In the video post, which has now been viewed more than 900,000 times, Blankenbiller said “it was a mistake” that she did not get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I shouldn’t have waited,” Blankenbiller told her 18,000 followers. “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.”
Nine days after Blankenbiller posted the video, she died, WebMD reported.
Blankenbiller’s sister confirmed her sibling’s death in a Facebook post, according to NBC News.
“I am saddened and heart broken to share that my older sister has been called to heaven today,” Cristina Blankenbiller posted on Facebook on August 24. “Megan was such a beautiful person who gave her everything to anyone in need. She was a light to all around her and brought joy to everyone she met.”