Female health worker dies on New Year’s day after taking Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine


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A female Portuguese health worker, Sonia Acevedo, has died on New Year’s day, two days after taking Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The 41-year-old’s employers at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology, where she had worked in paediatrics for 10 years,  confirmed that she took the vaccine on December 30 and showed no signs of any ‘undesirable effect’ afterwards.

She was said to be one of 538 workers of the institute that received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

‘The explanation of the cause of death will follow the usual procedures in these circumstances,’ the institute assured.

Her father, Abilio Acevedo, also confirmed that his daughter showed no signs of an allergic reaction.

He demanded a probe into her death.

‘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,’ Mr Acevedo told Portuguese daily Correio da Manha.

Reports say that Sonia Acevedo had changed her Facebook profile photo shortly after taking the vaccine.

She posted a selfie with a face mask on and the message: ‘Covid-19 vaccinated.’

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