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 mentioned on Sunday.
Jacob Clynick — who was making ready to enter highschool within the fall — obtained his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Walgreens in Zilwaukee, Mich. on June 13, his aunt informed the Detroit Free Press.
Jacob was wholesome and had no underlying well being situations. The one unwanted effects he had skilled from the vaccine had been those most others needed to take care of: 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 wakened.
“He handed away in the course of the night time at dwelling,” his aunt, Tammy Burages, mentioned.
The CDC investigation was confirmed by the county well being division. The health worker carried out an post-mortem, though a reason behind 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 informed 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” studies of myocarditis, an irritation of the center muscle, amongst adolescents and younger adults who obtain the vaccine, although most circumstances had been minor.
The American Academy of Pediatrics agreed, calling the ailment “a particularly uncommon aspect impact,” including that the majority circumstances will not be extreme and other people usually recuperate with out remedy.
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 youngsters (to get a vaccine), I hope well being officers can determine what these are,” she mentioned.