On July 2, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publicly confirmed that they were investigating the case of a 13-year-old boy who died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
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“The CDC is aware of the case of a 13-year-old boy in Michigan who died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine,” spokeswoman Jade Fulce told the Detroit News. “This incident is currently under investigation and until the investigation is complete, it is too early to indicate a specific cause of death.”
She added: “When a serious adverse event (such as death) is reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) after vaccination, the CDC will request and review all of them. medical records related to the incident, including death certificates and autopsy reports”.
Health officials in Saginaw County, Michigan, are also investigating the incident and have confirmed that 13-year-old Jacob Clynick died in his sleep after receiving a dose of the vaccine, according to Dr. county medical examiner. Bush did not say what kind of vaccine was given to the boy.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Clynick received a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
“We’re currently looking at toxicology, tissue reports, blood tests,” Bush said. There will be discussions with the CDC as well as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Obviously, everyone is interested in this case. We are doing everything we can to examine and look into potential issues related to the boy’s death.”
Family members spoke to the media, which described how the boy died. “The boy passed away in the middle of the night at home,” Clynick’s aunt, Tammy Burages, told Newsweek this week. According to Burages, the boy had the usual symptoms after the vaccination including fever, muscle aches and fatigue.
In an interview with the Free Press, Burages described the 13-year-old as healthy and said he had no underlying medical conditions.
“There has to be something that makes some kids susceptible to severe cardiac reactions, and I think Jacob is one of those kids,” she said. “So no matter how serious it is, we might know something after the autopsy.”
Randy Pfau, director of the Michigan Institute of Forensic and Medical Sciences, said the investigation into the boy’s death could take three to five months to complete.
In June, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices noted an association between the mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna and the risk of developing myocarditis in children and adolescents after vaccination.