By WND. Officials in California are investigating the death of a local resident who died just hours after receiving a vaccine for the coronavirus.
The Placer County Sheriff’s office made the announcement on Facebook Saturday evening, but details were sparse:
“Placer County Public Health and the Placer County Sheriff-Coroner Division were recently notified of the death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 in late December.
“The individual was administered a COVID-19 vaccine several hours before their death on January 21, 2021. The vaccine was not administered by Placer County Public Health. There are multiple local, state, and federal agencies actively investigating this case; any reports surrounding the cause of death are premature, pending the outcome of the investigation. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.”
There was no indication which vaccine the person had received. The sheriff’s office told CBS Sacramento that an autopsy would take place Monday. (Read more from “American Dies Hours After COVID Vaccine” HERE)
California resident dies several hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine; cause of death remains unclear
By Fox News. . .It is unclear if the individual received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
Some people have had allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine, though severe allergic reactions remain extremely rare. Last week, California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan recommended that providers halt the administration of one lot of the Moderna vaccine “out of an extreme abundance of caution” after it caused an allergic reaction in less than ten people.
“While no vaccine or medical procedure is without risk, the risk of a serious adverse reaction is very small,” the California Department of Health wrote. “While less data exists on adverse reactions related to the Moderna vaccine, a similar vaccine shows that the expected rate of anaphylaxis is approximately 1 in 100,000.”
The vaccines do have some side effects, including tiredness, headache, chills, and a fever, but these are “normal signs that your body is building protection” and should go away in a few days, according to the CDC. (Read more from “California resident dies several hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine; cause of death remains unclear” HERE)