Health authorities believe a woman’s death just hours after she received a Covid-19 vaccination was unrelated to the injection.
The 82-year-old died on Wednesday at the Blue Care Yurana Aged Care Facility in the southern Brisbane suburb of Springwood, reportedly three hours after receiving the Pfizer vaccine.
According to Australian Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, as of Wednesday night there were no signs of any link between the woman’s death and the vaccination.
The Blue Care Springwood Yurana Aged Care Facility, where an 82-year-old woman died the same day she received a Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
She reportedly got the Pfizer vaccine at 10 a.m. and police were called to the residence at 1:30 p.m.
The woman is believed to be suffering from lung disease.
‘Unfortunately, more than 1000 people pass through elderly care every week. Inevitably, this will include people who have recently been vaccinated, ”said Professor Kelly.
“It is to be expected that older and more vulnerable people in an elderly care setting could die from progression of underlying disease or natural causes, that is not to say that the vaccine contributed to this.”
He added that “any event” that occurs after a vaccination “will be fully investigated” by medical experts and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
A report is also being prepared for the coroner.
Police were called to the residence at 1:30 pm and confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that the woman’s death “is not being treated as suspicious.”
Queensland police were unable to comment further.
Daily Mail Australia also reached out to the Blue Care Springwood Yurana Aged Care Facility for comment.
The older woman’s death comes two days after a former Papua New Guinea governor, Mal Kela Smith, died of Covid in a Queensland hospital.
The dual Papua British citizen was evacuated on an emergency flight to Queensland on March 28.
Mr. Smith was first diagnosed in Papua New Guinea and was in intensive care at Redcliffe Hospital until he died Monday “of complications from Covid-19,” Queensland Health said.
Since Mr. Smith was not diagnosed in Australia, he is not counted in Queensland’s official death toll, which stands at 6.
Australia’s Chief Medical Officer said any ‘events’ that occur after a vaccination will be thoroughly investigated
The man who died in a Covid-19 Queensland hospital was the former governor and businessman from Papua New Guinea, Mal Kela Smith (pictured)
Since April 18 last year, there have been no deaths in Queensland from locally acquired cases or travelers with Covid-19.
Three people, including a returned overseas traveler in their 40s, are currently in intensive care with the virus in Australia.
The vaccine rollout in Australia is based on two vaccines: one imported vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, and the other by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.
The majority of Australians will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine as it is locally produced by CSL.
Fatigue, headaches and body aches are considered the most common side effects of AstraZeneca vaccine.
Dr. David Caldicott (pictured) outlined his side effect on the Pfizer Covid vaccine
Abroad, there have been reports of deaths in Norway and Israel following Pfizer vaccinations, but authorities have reassured the public that the claims are exaggerated and coincidental.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison received the Pfizer vaccine, which was mainly used in the early stages of vaccine introduction in Australia, before local production of the AstraZeneca shot began.
According to clinical studies, the Pfizer vaccine prevents Covid-19 in 95 percent of recipients.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration was adamant “there is no specific risk of vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in elderly patients.”
But the TGA identified side effects.
More than 60 percent of people will tire from a dose of Pfizer, and more than 50 percent will have a headache.
More than 30 percent get muscle pain or chills from the Pfizer vaccine, and more than 20 percent get joint pain.
Last week, an experienced emergency room doctor claimed he had been knocked out for days by side effects from his second shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine that “shocked” him.
David Caldicott, who works at Calvary Hospital in Canberra, was one of the first people in the country to receive the vaccine during the government’s Phase 1a rollout.
Dr. Caldicott received his first dose of Pfizer’s vaccine in February, which he described as fairly normal with no adverse effects.
But three weeks later, he received his second dose of Pfizer and was so exhausted that he canceled his weekend plans and decided to stay home.