Healthy teen dies in his sleep after getting Pfizer vaccine

Teenager passed away three days after getting his second Pfizer vaccine.

Pfizer Death
© TAMMY BURAGES/Detroit Free Press
Pfizer Death

Three days after being inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine, 13-year-old Jacob Clynick died in his sleep. His sudden, tragic, and mysterious death has not yet been directly linked to the COVID vaccine but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an investigation to examine the possible connection.

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Mysterious COVID death

On June 13, the young boy from Michigan received his second Pfizer shot. After the jab, Clynick contracted a fever and did experience fatigue, but nothing more serious than that. Two days later he started complaining about having a stomach ache, he went to bed on 15 June and never woke up again. His aunt said:

He passed away in the middle of the night at home.

According to his aunt, Tammy Burages, he was a healthy teen who had no underlying conditions. She hopes that authorities will be able to get to the bottom of the case and find a way to guarantee safety for kids who are beginning to get their jabs. She told Detroit Free Press:

If there are factors that can make it riskier for some kids (to get a vaccine), I hope health officials can figure out what those are.


The family was toldthe initial autopsy showed that his heart had been enlarged and there was fluid around it, but the contracted medical examiner for Saginaw County, Michigan Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, has refused to confirm.

Several cases of myocarditis—an inflammation of the heart—after COVID vaccination have been reported around the world, specifically in younger men, but the CDC has maintained that it is an extremely rare side effect.

They've been actively investigating this rare COVID death, however it will take four to five months before they can reach a conclusion. For the time being, the Saginaw County Health Department Medical Director has encouraged families to speak to their physicians before getting jabbed. They said in a statement:

The investigation as to whether there is a correlation between his death and vaccination is now at the federal level with CDC.
Meanwhile, the health department continues to encourage families to speak with their physicians to weigh their own risks and benefits of vaccination.
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