An investigation is underway into the loss of life of a 68-year-old Kansas girl who skilled a response to the coronavirus vaccine and acquired medical remedy however later died. Whereas the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) mentioned that it could be “untimely to assign a particular explanation for loss of life” earlier than the investigation is full, the obituary for Jeanie Marie Evans mentioned she died “from a response to the COVID vaccine.”
In keeping with an announcement offered to Fox Information, KDHE was made conscious of a 68-year-old Atchison County resident’s loss of life and knowledgeable that the person had been vaccinated in Jefferson County. The assertion mentioned that native well being division officers mentioned “recognize CDC pointers have been adopted.”
“Through the ready interval following the vaccine administration, the person started experiencing anaphylaxis and medical remedy was offered,” the assertion mentioned. “The resident was transported to a neighborhood hospital the place the person later handed away. The loss of life shall be absolutely investigated in accordance with normal protocol. Till the investigation is full, it’s untimely to assign a particular explanation for loss of life.”
Evans’ obituary acknowledged she died at Topeka’s Stormont-Vail Hospital.
Cases of anaphylaxis following COVID-19 vaccination, whereas uncommon, have been reported to the CDC. As such, the agency has issued guidance for monitoring post-vaccination for such occasions. Every vaccination location is suggested to have a minimum of three doses of epinephrine accessible always, and people who have a historical past of a right away allergic response of any severity to a different vaccine or injectable remedy, or these with a historical past of anaphylaxis attributable to any trigger ought to be monitored for half-hour quite than the standard 15 minute interval.
Anaphylaxis may be life-threatening and requires speedy consideration. Signs could embrace respiratory misery resembling throat closing or tightness, hoarseness, coughing, bother swallowing, nasal congestion, or others, or it could current as gastrointestinal signs resembling nausea, vomiting diarrhea, stomach ache, or cramps. Others could expertise cardiovascular points resembling dizziness, fainting, tachycardia, hypotension, or a weak pulse, or an individual could escape in hives, widespread redness, itching, or swelling.
“If anaphylaxis is suspected, administer epinephrine as quickly as attainable, contact emergency medical companies, and switch sufferers to the next degree of medical care,” the CDC advises.
It was not clear if Evans had a historical past of anaphylaxis, or if she had been instructed to attend 15 or half-hour post-vaccination for monitoring.
The KDHE assertion mentioned that native well being officers reported the loss of life by way of the CDC’s Vaccine Opposed Occasion Reporting System (VAERS).
Evans’ obituary mentioned her loss of life was sudden” and that she was lively on the Effingham Metropolis Council. She is survived by three sons, two daughters, fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.