(WXYZ) – The CDC is investigating after a Michigan woman died after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
The family of 35-year-old Anne Vangeest of Ionia County received the vaccine on April 8, just five days before the CDC and FDA put a temporary pause in the one-dose shot of blood clots. She died April 19, her family said.
The break was lifted on April 23 after scientific advisers decided that the benefits of the J&J vaccine outweighed the risk of blood clots. At that time, it was revealed that 1
On April 23, three women died and seven remain hospitalized.
Vangeest’s family issued a statement saying she “was a loving mother, wife, sister and daughter and an active member of the animal rescue community. Annie will be remembered as a tough lawyer, a master multi-tasker and a caring friend of His colleagues volunteers and family. “
In an email to the VanGeest family, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that her death had been reported through VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) by a healthcare provider. VAERS is a vaccine safety system administered by the CDC and the FDA.
VAERS accepts reports of possible side effects (also called “side effects”) after vaccination. The system is not designed to determine if a reported side effect was caused by the vaccine, but acts as an early warning system and helps the CDC and FDA identify areas for further investigation, ”the CDC explained in the email. “When VAERS receives reports of serious illness or death after vaccination, VAERS staff contact the hospital where the patient was treated to obtain the associated medical records to better understand that side effect.”
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