The district of Cuxhaven, Germany confirmed on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, that a 12-year-old child died two days after taking the Pfizer vaccine. Police are investigating and an autopsy was ordered due to the short interval between vaccination and death.
The result of the autopsy is still pending and is expected to be released this week at the earliest. “The current status of the autopsy suggests a connection,” Kirsten von der Lieth, press spokeswoman for the district said about the vaccine and the child’s death.
NDR reported, “As can be seen from the preliminary autopsy protocol, experts from the Forensic Medicine Institute at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf consider it likely that “the death was due to the vaccination.” The autopsy has been completed but samples are still being examined.
According to a report from the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) in Langen (Hesse), the child had serious previous illnesses, including cardiovascular before taking the vaccine.