Portuguese health worker dies two days after getting Pfizer covid-19 vaccine

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A 41-year-old health worker in Portugal has died two days after getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

Mother-of-two, Sonia Acevedo reportedly suffered a ‘sudden loss of life’ at residence on the primary day of January, 48 hours after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Acevedo modified her profile picture on Facebook after she was vaccinated and wrote: “Covid-19 vaccinated.”

The bereaved household stated she didn’t have any prior health circumstances and had no hostile results after getting the Pfizer jab.

“She was okay. She hadn’t had any health problems” Acevedo’s father Abilio Acevedo instructed Portuguese day by day Correio da Manha.

“She had the Covid-19 vaccine, but she didn’t have any symptoms. I don’t know what happened. I just want answers”.

“I want to know what led to my daughter’s death”, the daddy stated

Before her loss of life, Acevedo labored in paediatrics on the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto. Her employers confirmed she was vaccinated towards coronavirus on December 30. They stated they didn’t obtain a report of any ‘undesirable impact’ when she was jabbed or within the hours afterwards.

“’With regards to the sudden death of an operational assistant from the Porto IPO on January 1, 2021, the Board of Directors confirms the event and expresses sincere regret to family and friends in the certainty that this loss is also felt here”, the Portuguese Institute of Oncology stated in an announcement.

“The explanation of the cause of death will follow the usual procedures in these circumstances”, the Institute added.

Acevedo was one among 538 Porto IPO staff who obtained the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Acevedo’s father instructed the Portuguese press that he bought a name round 11am final Friday that his daughter had been discovered lifeless, hours after they ate collectively on New Years Eve. “My daughter left home and I never saw her alive again”, he stated.

The health worker, who lived along with her household in Maia close to Porto, labored at IPO Porto, a nationwide and worldwide reference health establishment in most cancers remedy, analysis and training, for greater than 10 years. She died at her accomplice’s residence in Trofa half an hour’s drive north of the northern Portuguese metropolis, in keeping with the report.

Acevedo’s daughter Vania Figueredo stated her mom had solely complained in regards to the ‘regular’ discomfort within the space the place she was vaccinated however was in any other case wonderful.

An post-mortem has not but been launched however is anticipated within the coming days.

Portugal, with a inhabitants of simply over 10 million, has reported 7,118 deaths and greater than 427,000 infections.

After a comparatively gentle first wave, instances rose sharply within the second wave, and soared late December 2020.

Portugal introduced December 27 that they detected a brand new variant of the coronavirus on the Portuguese island of Madeira, linked to a fast rise in infections in Britain.