A Michigan boy died in his sleep three days after receiving the Coronavirus Vaccine and the Centers for Disease Control has opened an investigation into the death. Jacob Clynick, who was preparing to enter high school in the fall, received his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Walgreens in Zilwaukee, Michigan in June.
Jacob was healthy and had no underlying health conditions. The only side effects he had experienced from the Coronavirus Vaccine were the ones most others had to deal with fatigue and fever. On June 15, two nights after receiving the second dose, Jacob complained of a stomach ache before going to sleep and never woke up.His aunt Tammy Burages said that he passed away in the middle of the night at home. The CDC investigation was confirmed by the county health department. The medical examiner performed an autopsy, although a cause of death has not been determined.
Saginaw County Health Department Medical Director said that the investigation as to whether there is a correlation between his death and Coronavirus Vaccine is now at the federal level with CDC. Meanwhile, the health department continues to encourage families to speak with their physicians to weigh the risks and benefits of vaccination.
Jacob’s death was reported a month after the CDC acknowledged relatively few reports of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, among adolescents and young adults who receive the vaccine, though most cases were minor. The American Academy of Pediatrics agreed, calling the ailment an extremely rare side effect, adding that most cases are not severe and people normally recover without treatment. As Jacob’s family continue to mourn the boy’s untimely passing, his aunt expressed the importance of determining whether the vaccine was completely safe for children.