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CDC probing Michigan boys death after COVID-19 vaccination: county health officials



06/25/2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy in Michigan that occurred several days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine, county health officials say.  By comparison, As of June 10, only 17,000 children in 24 states had been hospitalized for Covid-19, and 330 children had died, according to data collected by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Saginaw County Health Department was alerted to the death on June 17. The death occurred three days after the teenager received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a statement shared with Fox News. It was not immediately clear whether the teen had underlying health conditions.

"Loss of life in an adolescent for any reason is heartbreaking. Health officer Chris Harrington, MPH, and medical director Delicia Pruitt, MD, are mothers of children near the boy’s age, so it hits close to home for them," a release reads.



 

The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

County health officials said the medical examiner reported the death through the national surveillance system, VAERS.

"The investigation as to whether there is a correlation between his death and vaccination is now at the federal level with CDC," the statement continues. "Meanwhile, the health department continues to encourage families to speak with their physicians before getting vaccinated to weigh their own risks and benefits of vaccination."

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