CDC is investigating the death of a Michigan woman who died of a blood clot 11 days after receiving J&J
The family of a Michigan woman says she died of “ as a result of complications after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. ”
Anne VanGeest, 35, a mother of four from Easton Township, received the one-time immunization on April 8, reported WOOD TV.
Five days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended a temporary break from J&J over concerns about blood clots.
VanGeest’s family says she got a non-stop headache within a few days.
She was eventually transferred to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids, where she passed away on April 19 – 11 days after her vaccination.
Anne VanGeest, 35 (left and right), from Easton Township, Michigan, received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 8. She developed a non-stop headache and was eventually taken to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital, where she died on April 19.
It comes after a pause was lifted when the J&J vaccine was lifted after concerns about blood clots, usually in women under 50. Pictured: J&J vaccine at a pop-up clinic on Staten Island, New York
VanGeest’s death certificate states that her cause of death was an “ acute subarachnoid non-traumatic hemorrhage, ” according to WOOD TV.
This means that a blood clot in a vessel bursts, causing bleeding in the space between the brain and the surrounding membrane
In a statement by Lambert PR’s family, who provide their services to the family pro bono, the family did not say that she died as a result of the J&J vaccine, but that her death was the result of health complications after the injection. .
“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the death of Anne, Anne (Annie), who was 35, was a loving mother, wife, sister and daughter,” the statement read.
Annie is an active member of the animal rescue community and will be remembered by her colleagues, fellow volunteers and family as a fierce advocate, master multitasker and caring friend.
“We ask for privacy for her family as they mourn Annie’s death and celebrate her life.”
On April 13, the CDC and FDA recommended a break from the injection after six women developed rare but serious blood clots from 7.2 million vaccinations.
The number of six was later updated to include 15 of the more than eight million people who received the J&J vaccine, which equates to a rate of 0.00018 percent.
All developed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) – a rare type of blood clot that blocks the brain’s sinus channels from draining blood, which can cause bleeding – along with a low platelet count known as thrombocytopenia.
The pause was lifted 10 days later, on April 23, after a committee of scientific advisers determined that the benefits of the vaccine’s benefits outweighed any risks.
At least three women died and seven remain in the hospital when the recess was lifted.
The CDC confirmed in an email to the VanGeest family, the CDC confirmed that it received a report of her death through the agency’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
‘We did receive a VAERS report on (Anne’s) case. It was submitted by her healthcare provider, ”the email said in part, according to WOOD TV.
However, the CDC would not confirm to the station whether it is investigating VanGeest’s death or not.
The VanGeest family started with one GoFundMe page to cover funeral expenses and create scholarships for her children.
As of Monday afternoon, more than $ 27.00 has been raised from a $ 50,000 goal.