A 13-year-old Michigan boy died in his sleep three days after receiving the coronavirus vaccine and the Facilities for Illness Management has opened an investigation into the demise, a report stated on Sunday.
Jacob Clynick — who was getting ready to enter highschool within the fall — acquired his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Walgreens in Zilwaukee, Mich. on June 13, his aunt instructed the Detroit Free Press.
Jacob was wholesome and had no underlying well being situations. The one unintended effects he had skilled from the vaccine had been those most others needed to cope with: fatigue and fever.
On June 15, two nights after receiving the second dose, Jacob complained of a abdomen ache earlier than going to sleep and by no means awoke.
“He handed away in the course of the evening at house,” his aunt, Tammy Burages, stated.
The CDC investigation was confirmed by the county well being division. The medical expert carried out an post-mortem, though a reason for demise has not been decided.
“The investigation as as to if there’s a correlation between his demise and vaccination is now on the federal degree with CDC,” the Saginaw County Well being Division Medical Director instructed the Free Press in an announcement.
“In the meantime, the well being division continues to encourage households to talk with their physicians to weigh their very own dangers and advantages of vaccination.”
Jacob’s demise was reported a month after the CDC acklowdeged “comparatively few” reviews of myocarditis, an irritation of the center muscle, amongst adolescents and younger adults who obtain the vaccine, although most instances had been minor.
The American Academy of Pediatrics agreed, calling the ailment “an especially uncommon aspect impact,” including that almost all instances should not extreme and other people usually get better with out therapy.
As Jacob’s household proceed to mourn the boy’s premature passing, his aunt expressed the significance of figuring out whether or not the vaccine was utterly protected for kids.
“If there are elements that may make it riskier for some children (to get a vaccine), I hope well being officers can work out what these are,” she stated.