DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) – The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Public Health said they are investigating the death of a man who was vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to officials, the person tested positive for COVID-19 in late December and received the vaccine on Thursday. The sheriff’s office says the man did not get his Placer County Public Health vaccine.
It is not known where he got his vaccine or which vaccine he received, as officials have yet to say.
The cause of death has not yet been reported and agencies are still investigating, but they report that he died hours later after receiving the vaccine.
The announcement was made in a Facebook post by the sheriff̵
“Many people will link the vaccine because of the weather,” said Dr. Dean Bloomberg.
Bloomberg, an infectious disease expert at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, warns that people should not be too quick to impose guilt.
“My first inclination is that it’s probably not related to the vaccine,” Bloomberg told FOX40. “We know that severe allergic reactions that occur after immunization, most of them occur 15-30 minutes after immunization.”
Bloomberg says that if this happens a few hours later, “we’re probably not worried about a severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis.”
A recommendation from Dr. Anthony Fauci also states that people should not be vaccinated within 90 days of contracting the virus.
Bloomberg says people who have had COVID-19 have participated in vaccine trials and have not shown an increased risk.
“That’s why we’re doing these big studies to look for some of these types of signals, and we haven’t seen a signal in the studies to show that people who are vaccinated are more likely to die,” Bloomberg said. “I think the chances are that it’s more likely by accident.”
Bloomberg says there are still many questions to be answered about the incident.
Numerous agencies are actively investigating the case, including the California Department of Public Health.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased. We take these cases seriously, which is why we are working with our government partners to investigate the cause. We work together and will continue to use data and science to determine how to proceed.
California Department of Public Health