A healthy 11-year-old boy from Brazil has died just three weeks after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, reports news outlet R7. Luiz Guilherme, a resident of Juiz de Fora, got his shot on January 21st and began to suffer from shortness of breath shortly afterward.
18 days after his first shot, on February 8th, Luiz began to suffer from flu symptoms and was taken by his grandmother to a health center in Santa Cecília. At the health unit, he underwent a rapid COVID test and tested positive. Health workers prescribed medication for his flu symptoms and he was released. However, his level of fatigue was so high that he had to be carried home.
Upon arriving home, Luiz rested and was found dead by his grandmother the next day. His death certificate states that he died as a result of a “coronavirus infection”.
A family member said:
“He had no comorbidities. He was extremely active and always played in the street. He hardly ever got the flu.”
Luiz had his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on January 21st, but no link between his sudden death and the injection has been made so far.
According to a professor of pediatrics at UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais), Luiz was considered “unvaccinated” as he had only received one shot.
“One dose of the vaccine protects little. With the second dose, the effectiveness of the vaccine is greater.
At this time of the pandemic, it is important to continue using the mask and following all protocols to expand protection.”
The mayor of Juiz de Fora said in a statement that he has ordered an investigation into the death.Please consider supporting by sharing or making a donation.
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