The death of a 12-year-old boy shortly after his corona vaccination caused consternation and fueled the vaccination debate about children.
The final result of the autopsy is now available.
Cuxhaven - at the beginning of November - and only two days after his Biontech vaccination - a 12-year-old from the district of Cuxhaven died. He had serious previous illnesses. Forensic doctors could not find a direct link between death and vaccination, but thought it was likely. The case sparked heated discussions on social networks. The Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) then stated in a statement to
how dangerous vaccines are for children. At this point in time, PSI was unable to say anything about the specific case, with reference to ongoing investigations. The autopsy report is now available.
According to the final report, the vaccination against the coronavirus is not the only cause of the death of the 12-year-old boy from northern Germany.
According to a recent statement by the PEI, the child had "a particularly serious, vaccine-independent pre-existing heart disease".
The district of Cuxhaven announced on Monday (November 15).
12-year-old from Cuxhaven dies two days after vaccination: "Not the only trigger"
"Taking into account the extensive medical findings, the vaccination is not to be seen as the sole trigger of the fatal outcome," the message said. “Even if the final assessment of the autopsy result of the child is now available, the tragic loss of your child remains for the family and relatives, which is infinitely painful and affects us all deeply. Our fullest sympathy belongs to them, ”emphasized the non-party District Administrator of Cuxhaven, Kai-Uwe Bielefeld.
Reported deaths in connection with a corona vaccination in children and adolescents are extremely rare.
The Paul Ehrlich Institute is listing five such suspected cases in people between 12 and 17 years of age that relate to a vaccination with the Biontech agent.
At least three of the adolescents therefore had serious previous illnesses.
Boy dies after Biontech vaccination: is vaccination dangerous for children?
According to current data, the vaccine side effects in people between 12 and 17 years of age did not differ “significantly” from those of young adults, the PEI also told
The majority of the reported cases correspond to the reactions that are already known from the approval study for this age group.
So far, according to the Robert Koch Institute, two million people between 12 and 17 years of age in Germany have been fully vaccinated, which corresponds to 43.9 percent (as of November 15).