An unnamed ninth-grader fell victim to Pfizer’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in December 2021.
The teen from Phu Tho province in Vietnam was immediately taken to the Ha Hoa District Medical Center, where she received treatment and recovered. She was allowed by healthcare workers to take her second dose on January 17 despite her mother’s warnings about the side effects she experienced with her previous dose.
Twenty minutes after her shot, the girl experienced tightness in her chest, dizziness, difficulty breathing and seizures. She also received emergency treatment from medical officers at the site before she was transferred to the Ha Hoa District Medical Centre. However, her condition rapidly deteriorated upon her arrival at the hospital, and she started vomiting blood. She fell into a coma and died shortly after. (Related: Panicked parents storm hospitals and attack doctors in India over ‘false’ Facebook post linking polio vaccine to child’s death.)