TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Division of Well being and Surroundings is investigating the demise of an Atchison County girl.
The woman’s obituary stated she died from the COVID-19 vaccine.
The 68-year-old acquired a COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday in Jefferson County, Kansas. The county well being division instructed the state that it adopted acceptable tips outlined by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, each throughout and after the vaccination.
In a information launch, the KDHE stated that through the ready interval after vaccination, the lady started experiencing a extreme allergic response. The girl acquired medical remedy and was transported to the hospital the place she died Wednesday.
The KDHE stated it is not going to verify a selected reason behind demise till the investigation is accomplished.
“It’s an entire tragedy. It’s another extra and unexplained demise on this pandemic that we now have to cope with,” stated Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of an infection prevention and management on the College of Kansas Well being System.
Docs with the College of Kansas Well being System didn’t know specifics in regards to the girl’s demise, however spoke Wednesday on Facebook Live about a number of the questions that might be raised through the investigation.
“The query in my thoughts is, when somebody says they’ve died of the vaccine, so what are the circumstances that make somebody say they clearly died from the vaccine after we’ve given over 50,000 particular person pictures right here at KU now and we’ve not had any deaths,” stated Dr. Steve Stites, chief medical officer on the well being system. “There’ve been tens of millions throughout the nation and across the globe, we’re simply not seeing deaths from vaccines.”
The docs stated it’s essential to know if the lady’s demise was brought on by the vaccine and never linked to one thing else as a result of it might be an extremely uncommon prevalence.
“I might actually be involved that folks would hear this after which they might say oh, gosh, I don’t need to die from the vaccine,” Stites stated. “There are tens of millions of people that’ve died from COVID-19 and in the present day no confirmed proof … that may present you’ve died of a vaccine.”
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