Allergic reaction and myocardial infarction in a 91-year-old female

For 60 years, a dozen of high-income countries provides some form of compensation for injuries and deaths following vaccination. The injury support programs worldwide are starting to pay the victims of COVID-19 vaccines. 

A 91-year-old Japanese woman died from an acute allergic reaction and acute myocardial infarction after getting vaccinated. She had underlying conditions, including a cerebral ischemic attack and hypertension, which could have been related to her death. 

An expert subcommittee of the health ministry assessing the health damage caused by COVID-19 vaccinations approved the payment for her family on July 25, 2022.

Nine cases have been screened for eligibility for lump-sum death benefits after receiving a COVID-19 shot. Eight cases have been put on hold, and this is the first time the relief system was applied to a post-COVID-19 vaccination death.


REFERENCES

Payout for post-vaccination death approved for 1st time | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis

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