Carol Pearce texted her daughter, Stephanie Foster from the drug store at 12.31 pm to say she received her booster shot and was waiting the recommended 15 minutes. By 12:38 p.m., Pearce had collapsed and was unconscious.
The Defender reports: An eyewitness told SASKTODAY.ca she was in the store when she heard screaming and crying. “They were saying in the store that it was about seven minutes,” after Pearce got the booster shot that she collapsed on the floor, the witness said.
A spokesperson from Saskatchewan Health told SASKTODAY.ca on Thursday Pearce died from natural causes.
“The Saskatchewan coroner’s service has investigated this instance and determined that the person died from natural causes,” Dale Hunter, a communications consultant from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health said in an email.
“I do not believe this was caused by natural causes,” Foster said. “My Mom had no health conditions. I believe had she not gotten that Covid shot then she would be here with us today!”
The family said when Pearce left for her appointment, she was happy and healthy.
CDC predicts COVID boosters for kids by mid-October
The agency said in a document released Tuesday it will issue a recommendation in early- to mid-October if the FDA authorizes the modified booster for this age group.
The CDC said it expects Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent booster to be available for children ages 5 to 11 and Moderna’s bivalent booster to be available for children ages 6 to 17, pending authorization by the FDA.
The bivalent booster targets the original Wuhan strain no longer in circulation and the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. The CDC expects pre-orders of the Pfizer booster to begin next week even though the FDA has not yet signed off on the vaccine for this age group.
The agency said that Moderna’s booster is the same formula used for children and adults and will not require a separate pre-order period.
Meanwhile the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data last week showing a total of 1,418,220 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID-19 vaccines