A six-year-old boy from Santa Maria, Portugal has died just days after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, reports CNN Portugal. The circumstances suggest a causal relationship with the vaccination.
On Monday, Central Lisbon University Hospital Centre (CHULN) announced that an unnamed six-year-old boy had died on Sunday, January 16th as a result of a cardiac arrest.
Central Lisbon University Hospital Centre confirms the death of a six-year-old boy on Sunday, January 16th with a positive test for Sars-CoV-2, who was admitted to Santa Maria Hospital a day earlier with a cardiorespiratory arrest. The causes of death are being analyzed.
The child had received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, and CHULN has notified the case to Infarmed (Portugal’s National Institute of Pharmacy and Medicines) and the Directorate-General for Health.
Infarmed issued a statement, saying:
“We confirm that we received the notification on Monday, January 17th of a suspected adverse reaction and this is being treated by Infarmed in conjunction with the regional unit of pharmacological vigilance of Lisbon, Setúbal and Santarém.”
An autopsy has been ordered by Infarmed and will be carried out by experts from the agency. The results are to be presented as they become available.
Portugal, one of the countries with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world, began inoculating children between the ages of five and 11 on December 18th after Portugal’s health authority DGS had given the green light on December 7th for the use of the Pfizer vaccine for the age group.
A total of 637,907 children in Portugal are eligible to receive the shot.
According to the data from DGS, since the beginning of the pandemic, three children between the ages of 0 and 9 have died.
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