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Unvaccinated 37-year-old NHS staff dies of cardiac arrest with Covid days after deciding she would

A ‘vaccine hesitant’ NHS worker has tragically died with Covid just days after she decided to get the jab.

Fila Lutu, 37, had expressed concerns about the vaccine after reportedly suffering bad reactions to jabs for other diseases.

However, the Covid-19 support administrator from Chadwell Heath, east London changed her mind after the Government unveiled plans to force NHS staff to get vaccinated before April or get sacked.

Sadly, Miss Lutu tested positive for the virus in December and died several days later, following complications from the virus.

Her devastated family were prevented from travelling with her in the ambulance on the way to the hospital due to strict Covid rules – meaning the NHS worker passed away before they could say goodbye.

Miss Lutu started working for North Middlesex University Hospital in July 2020, before becoming an Employee Relations Officer a year later.

The hospital trust is planning to build a bench in dedication to her ‘amazing’ impact on the community, Essex Live reported.

Lauren has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the funeral cost. Setting a £2,000 target, the crowdfunder has raised more than £6,000, and the excess funds will be donated to North Middlesex University Hospital’s charity.

Miss Lutu was laid to rest on Friday, January 14, at City Gate Church, Ilford. There, her coffin was carried to the church in a white carriage and doves were released.

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My view: It's so sad. Frontline staff should be vaccinated.