Authorities investigating after patient dies hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine


A resident in California died several hours after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Authorities are now investigating the situation and want to know what occurred, CBS Sacramento reported.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced the tragic news and the investigation that follows in a Facebook post. However, officials gave minimal details on the person’s death.

The post indicated that the Californian had tested positive for COVID-19 in December and had gotten vaccinated just prior to their death on January 21.

The post reads, “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."

It continues on to say, "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."

Placer County Public Health goes on to outline their ongoing investigation, saying, "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.”

The sheriff’s office is located in the Sacramento area.

No reports have confirmed which vaccine the person had received. An autopsy will be done at the beginning of next week.

When the vaccine rollout began, another similar incident was being investigated.

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner investigated a Florida doctor's death weeks after he received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Darren Caprara, director of operations at the medical examiner's office, reported that his office was working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida Department of Health to investigate Dr. Gregory Michael, a physician in Miami.

The doctor's death has not been officially linked to the COVID-19 vaccine, but this is one of the possibilities that officials are examining.

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