A Portuguese health worker has died two days after getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
41-year-old Sonia Acevedo, who worked in paediatrics at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto, suffered a ‘sudden death’ at home on New Year’s Day 48 hours after receiving the jab.
The mother-of-two is not said to have suffered any adverse side-effects after being vaccinated, Mail Online reported.
Ms. Acevedo’s father Abilio Acevedo told Portuguese daily Correio da Manha that he got the call to say her daughter had been found dead around 11am last Friday morning hours after they ate together on New Years Eve, adding: ‘My daughter left home and I never saw her alive again.’
‘She was okay. She hadn’t had any health problems. She had the Covid-19 vaccine but she didn’t have any symptoms. I don’t know what happened. I just want answers.;
‘I want to know what led to my daughter’s death.’
Ms. Acevedo’s daughter Vania Figueredo said her mum had only complained about the ‘normal’ discomfort in the area where she was jabbed but was otherwise fine.
An autopsy is expected to take place this week.
Ms. Acevedo’s employers confirmed she had been vaccinated against coronavirus on December 30 but can’t confirm any ‘undesirable effect’ when she was jabbed or in the hours afterwards.
The Portuguese Institute of Oncology said in a statement: ‘With regards to the sudden death of an operational assistant from the Porto IPO on January 1, 2021, the Board of Directors confirms the event and expresses sincere regret to family and friends in the certainty that this loss is also felt here.’
It added: ‘The explanation of the cause of death will follow the usual procedures in these circumstances.’