Woman dies in a nursing home just three hours after receiving her first coronavirus vaccination in Queensland
- Woman, 82, is reported to have died the same day she received a vaccine
- She was reportedly given the Pfizer vaccine at a Queensland aged care facility
- Police are not treating the woman’s death as suspicious
An elderly woman has died three hours after receiving her first Covid-19 jab in an aged care facility.
The 82-year-old nursing home resident was living at the Blue Care Yurana Aged Care Facility in Springwood, in Queensland, when she was reportedly given the Pfizer vaccine at 10am, The Courier Mail reported.
Police were called to the residence at 1.30pm and confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that the woman’s death ‘is not being treated as suspicious’.
Blue Care Springwood Yurana Aged Care Facility, where an 82 year old woman died the same day she received a Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine
The a stock image of a vial and syringe containing the Pfizer vaccine
Queensland Police were unable to comment further.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.
It’s not clear if the vaccine has any link to the woman’s death as she was also suffering from a lung disease at the time of her death.
Staff at the Blue Care Springwood Yurana Aged Care Facility declined to comment.
Australia’s vaccine rollout plan is based on two vaccines – one made by the Pfizer-BioNTech and the other by Astra Zeneca and University of Oxford.
The majority of Australians will receive the Astra Zeneca vaccine, with fatigue, headaches and body aches the most common side effects expected.
Australia has 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which according to clinical trials prevents COVID-19 in 95 per cent of recipients – although the Therapetic Goods Administration also identified side effects.
More than 60 per cent of people will experience fatigue from a Pfizer dose, over 50 per cent will get a headache.
AusVaxSafety, a national immunisation surveillance system, said mild symptoms including fever, headache, chills and muscle aches can be expected
The man who died in a Queensland hospital from Covid-19 was former governor and business man from Papua New Guinea, Mal Kela Smith (pictured)
Over 30 per cent will suffer muscle pain or chills from the Pfizer vaccine and more than 20 per cent will experience joint pain.
Last week an experienced emergency room doctor claims he was floored for days by side effects from his second jab of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine that ‘shocked’ him.
David Caldicott. who works at Canberra’s Calvary Hospital, was among the first people in the country to get the vaccine under the government’s phase 1a rollout.
Dr Caldicott had his first dose of Pfizer’s vaccine in February, which he described as fairly normal with no adverse effects.
But three weeks later he received his second Pfizer dose and was so exhausted he cancelled his weekend plans and decide to stay home.
The woman’s death comes two days after former Papua New Guinea governor Mal Kela Smith died from Covid in a Queensland hospital.
The dual Papuan-British national was evacuated to Queensland on an emergency flight on March 28.
Mr Smith was first diagnosed in Papua New Guinea and was in intensive care in Redcliffe Hospital until he died ‘from complications due to Covid-19’ on Monday, Queensland Health said.
As the former governor was not diagnosed in Australia, he will not be counted in Queensland’s official death toll, which stands at 6.
A person has not died of the virus in Queensland since April 18.
Three people, including a returned overseas traveller in his 40s, are currently in intensive care with the virus in Australia.