'Don't wait': Unvaxxed TikToker's harrowing video before Covid death

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A woman who used TikTok to urge her thousands of followers to get a Covid vaccine died just days after posting a video online.

US woman Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller, who was unvaccinated, documented her battle with the deadly virus with her thousands of followers.

In her last video, which has been viewed over 892,000 times she pleaded with people to get vaccinated, telling them "I shouldn’t have waited" as she struggled to breathe.

Ms Blankenbiller died nine days after begging followers to get a Covid-19 vaccine. Source: TikTok/Facebook
Ms Blankenbiller died nine days after begging followers to get a Covid-19 vaccine. Source: TikTok/Facebook

Ms Blankenbiller, 31, admitted in a video that she was initially scared of the vaccine and had been waiting to get it because she wanted to do her research.

“I do think (waiting) was a mistake, I shouldn’t have waited,” she said in the video, adding she's not anti-vaccination. 

“If you are even 70 per cent sure that you want the vaccine, go get it.

“Don’t wait. Go get it."

Don't wait for the vaccination 

Ms Blankenbiller started documenting her experience with Covid-19 on August 13, after she was first admitted to hospital.

"All l I've been hearing are the moans and screams of people in pain," she said in one video.

"People, I'm assuming, that have lost people that they love because I know what that's like personally and what that sounds like."

In her last video she urged people to book in for vaccination as soon as possible so they don't end up in her position.

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“I was for weeks really thinking about getting it, ready to get it, and frankly, I waited because I was trying to convince my whole family to do it at the same time.

“But if you are in my boat and you’re waiting to convince someone else to do it with you: don’t. Just go get vaccinated.”

Ms Blankenbiller was intubated and ventilated as her condition deteriorated four days before her death, with her sister Cristina sharing that she'd passed away on August 25 in a Facebook post.

"Megan was taken from us too soon but I know it's because God wanted her among his angels. She is forever loved and was the best big sister and friend anybody could have asked for," she wrote.

“Not a day will go by where she is not on my mind and in my heart. This is not goodbye but until we meet again.”

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