Kansas, National Health Agencies Investigating After Obituary Say Woman Dies From Vaccine Reaction

TOPEKA, Kansas (KSNT) – After an obituary indicated that a Kansas woman died from a reaction after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed he was investigating the death alongside federal partners.

Jeanie Evans, 68, died at Stormont Vail Health on Wednesday after receiving the vaccine, according to the obituary. A KDHE spokesperson said it was “premature” to say that Evans had died from a reaction to the vaccine.

KDHE learned this morning of the death of a 68-year-old Atchison County resident. The resident was vaccinated in Jefferson County and, according to the local health department, appropriate CDC guidelines were followed. During the waiting period following the administration of the vaccine, the person began to suffer from anaphylaxis and medical treatment was administered The resident was transported to a local hospital where the individual later died. Death will be thoroughly investigated according to standard protocol. Until the investigation is completed, it is premature to assign a specific cause of death. “

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

The spokesperson went on to say that the Jefferson County Department of Health added Evans’ death to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a national vaccine safety monitoring tool. The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration coordinate and monitor reports in VAERS.

“Anytime a death or an adverse event occurs after vaccination, the case should be reported to VAERS. This process allows the CDC and the FDA to monitor adverse events that could be related to the vaccination. Like the standard protocol for any death reported in VAERS, it will be completely reviewed. The VAERS report will help inform further investigation that can conclusively identify the specific cause of the individual’s death.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

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