Michigan Boy Died 3 Days After Getting Pfizer COVID Vaccine. CDC Is Investigating.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the case of a 13-year-old Saginaw County boy who died in his sleep three days after getting his second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in mid-June.
The county health department confirmed the investigation, telling the Free Press that the medical examiner’s office conducted an autopsy and the death was reported to the state health department as well as the CDC.
Initial autopsy results showed the previously healthy boy suffered from myocarditis, an inflammatory heart condition CDC officials have acknowledged is “likely” linked to mRNA COVID vaccines.
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Latest CDC VAERS Data Show Reported Injuries Surpass 400,000 Following COVID Vaccines
This week’s number of total adverse events for all age groups following COVID vaccines surpassed 400,000, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data comes directly from reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a causal relationship can be confirmed.
Every Friday, VAERS makes public all vaccine injury reports received as of a specified date, usually about a week prior to the release date.
Injured by a COVID Vaccine? Want Financial Compensation? Too Bad, Says Injury Compensation Law Firm
Altom Maglio says his law firm, Maglio Christopher & Toale, has litigated more vaccine-related injury claims in the past five years than any other law firm in the U.S. But the 22-lawyer firm has a disappointing message for would-be clients who have suffered a serious injury from a COVID vaccine.
“Our law firm has concluded that there is nothing our attorneys can do to significantly assist you,” the firm states on its website.
That’s because the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) — also known as “vaccine court” — does not currently handle COVID vaccine injury claims, though the law firm says it is leading a national effort to get COVID vaccines covered under the NVICP.
6 Fully Vaccinated People Died of COVID in the World’s Most Vaccinated Nation, Health Officials Said. All Had Underlying Health Conditions
Six people have died from COVID-19 in the Seychelles despite being fully vaccinated, according to the country’s public health commissioner.
Jude Gedeon said on Thursday that five of the people had received Covishield, a version of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in India, and that one had received China’s Sinopharm shot, per Bloomberg.
Ontario Is Accelerating COVID Shots for Kids Aged 12 to 17
Ontario is accelerating COVID-19 shots for kids aged 12-17, and will open booking slots for them Monday at 8 a.m.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said the move will help get more children fully vaccinated before school returns in September.
COVID Experts at Symposium Co-Hosted by Johns Hopkins Lay Out Benefits, Risks of Vaccines for Young Children
As more adults become vaccinated against COVID-19, the coronavirus has targeted more children not yet eligible for shots. But the first vaccine for those as young as 5 could be ready as soon as September.
A collection of experts laid out the benefits — and a few risks — of vaccinating kids during a symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington.
Germany Issues World’s Strongest Recommendation for Mixing COVID Vaccines
Germany has issued what appears to be the strongest recommendation anywhere for the mixing of COVID-19 vaccines on efficacy grounds.
The German Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) said Thursday that people who receive a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine “should get an mRNA vaccine as their second dose, regardless of their age.”
This makes Germany one of the first countries to strongly recommend that people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca receive either a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine as their second dose.
Oregon Coronavirus Update: 1,790 Breakthrough Cases Identified
The Oregon Health Authority has identified 1,790 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases through June 30.
Breakthrough cases happen when an individual receives a positive COVID-19 test result at least 14 days after completing a COVID-19 vaccine series.
About 8% of the 7,241 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon in June were in people who were fully vaccinated.
Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Won’t Reveal Vaccination Status, Says People Should ‘Educate Themselves’ on What’s Best
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott declined to say if he has received the COVID-19 vaccine this week, adding that he believes people should “educate themselves” on what’s best for them.
Prescott, 27, is the latest player in the league to take a similar approach toward the vaccine, telling KXAS in an interview on Tuesday that he doesn’t want to sway anyone either way.
Let’s Hold off Vaccinating Children and Teens Against COVID. Prioritising Adults Is Our Best Shot for Now
Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries that have achieved high vaccination coverage in adults have started vaccinating adolescents aged 12-15.
Drivers to vaccinate children and adolescents include building confidence to open schools, preventing severe disease, and reducing transmission in all ages to achieve “herd immunity”.
But in most countries, including Australia, vaccination of the highest-risk groups is not nearly complete. So does it make sense to vaccinate children and adolescents at this stage?
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