Elon Musk Reveals Near-Hospitalization after Third Covid Vaccine Shot


Billionaire Elon Musk made headlines on Tuesday when he claimed that his third Covid vaccine shot almost led to his hospitalization. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Mr. Musk shared a video from another user asserting that Covid-19 vaccine efficacy was decreasing worldwide, prompting some countries to halt its use. Responding to a commentator on the video, he expressed opposition to the "outrageous demand" for mandatory vaccination.

"My concern was more the outrageous demand that people *must* take the vaccine and multiple boosters to do anything at all. That was messed up," Mr. Musk stated in his post. He further argued that he would have preferred going to "prison" over enforcing a compulsory vaccine policy for his employees. He went on to mention that his third vaccine shot nearly resulted in a hospital admission.

"As for myself, I got the original Covid before the vaccine was out (mild cold symptoms) and had to get three vaccines for travel," Mr. Musk explained, adding, "The third shot almost sent me to [the] hospital."

Mr. Musk did not detail the symptoms he experienced that he claims almost led to hospitalization. "It's not like I don't believe in vaccines - I do. However, the cure cannot be potentially worse than the disease," he remarked. "And public debate over efficacy should not be shut down," he emphasized.

Mr. Musk concluded his post by underscoring the "great potential" of synthetic mRNA in curing various diseases, urging not to discard this potential advancement.

It's worth noting that, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Covid-19 vaccines may cause certain side effects, with the most common being pain and swelling at the injection site, along with fatigue, headache, chills, or muscle aches. However, extremely rare cases have been reported in which recipients experienced myocarditis or pericarditis, which involves inflammation of the heart muscle or its outer lining. While usually mild and self-resolving, in exceedingly rare instances, it may necessitate medical attention or even lead to fatality.

According to CDC data, out of 54.8 million doses of the mRNA vaccine administered to children between 5 and 17, 635 cases of myocarditis were recorded, with data available as of May 2022.

The CDC emphasizes, "Any health problem that occurs after vaccination is considered an adverse event. An adverse event can be caused by the vaccine or can be a coincidental event unrelated to the vaccine."