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KKTV News - January 25, 2022

“Post any transplant, kidney, heart, whatever, your immune system is shut off,” said Dr. Arthur Caplan, the head of medical ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He said being vaccinated is necessary for this type of procedure.

BOSTON (WBZ) - A father is speaking out to bring attention to the plight of his son.

The man needs a heart transplant, but doctors won’t give him one because he’s not vaccinated against COVID-19.

“My son has gone to the edge of death to stick to his guns,” said David Ferguson of his son DJ.

He says the 31-year-old is fighting for his life at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in desperate need of a heart transplant. 

“His heart has deteriorated so much that it won’t work on its own,” Ferguson said.

The family said he was at the front of the line to receive a transplant, but because he has not received the COVID-19 vaccination, he is no longer eligible, according to hospital policy.

And Ferguson said his son refuses to get the shot.

“It’s kind of against his basic principles. He doesn’t really believe in it,” he said. ...
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