A Portuguese health worker has died two days after getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
Sonia Acevedo,who’s 41, suffered a ‘sudden death’ at her home on New Year’s Day almost 48 hours after receiving the covid-19 vaccine. her autopsy is expected to take place later
The health car worker and mother of-two, who worked in paediatrics at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto, is not said to have suffered any adverse side-effects after being vaccinated.
her father Abilio Acevedo told Portuguese news paper She was okay. She hadn’t had any health problems before the jab
‘She had the Covid-19 vaccine but she didn’t have any symptoms. I don’t know what happened. I just want answers.
‘I want to know what led to my daughter’s death.’
Ms Acevedo’s employers confirmed the dead woman had been vaccinated against coronavirus on December 30 and said they had not been notified of any ‘undesirable effect’ when she was jabbed or in the hours afterwards.
Ms Acevedo had worked at IPO Porto, a national and international reference health institution in cancer treatment, research and education, for more than 10 years.
She lived with her family in Maia near Porto but died at her partner’s home in Trofa half an hour’s drive north of the northern Portuguese city.
She changed her profile pic on Facebook shortly after her jab to post a selfie with a face mask on and the message: ‘Covid-19 vaccinated.’
Her father told Portuguese press he got the call to say she had been found dead around 11am last Friday morning hours after they ate together on New Years Eve, adding: ‘My daughter left home and I never saw her alive again.’
Ms Acevedo’s daughter Vania Figueredo said her mum had only complained about the ‘normal’ discomfort in the area where she was jabbed but was otherwise fine.
The health worker was one of 538 Porto IPO workers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Portugal’s Ministry of Health has been informed.
After a relatively mild first wave, cases rose sharply in the second and have spiked again since Christmas.