A 13 year old boy named Jacob Clynick from Michigan died at his home in his sleep three days after he received his second dose of Pfizer vaccine. Now, the Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) has taken the matter in its hands and is investigating the case.
Jacob’s aunt Tammy Burages told that her nephew Jacob was a healthy boy and had no underlying medical conditions. The kid received his second shot of Pfizer’s second shot of vaccine on June 13 at Walgreens in Zilwaukee.
According to Tammy, neither dis Jacob had any underlying situation, nor did he experience any severe side effects by the vaccine. She told The Detroit Free Press that Clynick only had fever and felt fatigue, which are considered the normal side effects after a vaccination shot. However, two days later, Jacob complained about stomachache on June 15. He went to bed that night and was found dead next morning. Jacob died in his sleep.
The medical experts are linking Jacob’s death to the evident and reported cases of rare heart inflammation amongst adolescents and young adults caused by the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
An autopsy was done by The Michigan Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine with Saginaw County medical examiner, but the cause of Jacob’s death has not been officially determined. According to Tammy, Jacob’s family was informed about the findings of the preliminary autopsy, which suggested that when Jacob died, his heart was enlarged and had fluid around it.
However, the autopsy examiner have declined to confirm preliminary findings citing the ongoing CDC investigation, which could take three to five months to complete.
Tammy Burages said, “If there are factors that can make it riskier for some kids (to get a vaccine), I hope health officials can figure out what those are.”
CDC has initiated an investigation for Jacob’s death. The Saginaw County Health Department Medical Director said in a statement, “The investigation as to whether there is a correlation between his death and vaccination is now at the federal level with CDC.” The statement also stated that the health department are continuously encouraging the families, “to speak with their physicians to weigh their own risks and benefits of vaccination.”