The case of a 13-year-old Saginaw County boy who died in his sleep three days after receiving his second dosage of COVID-19 vaccination in mid-June is being investigated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the county health department, the medical examiner’s office conducted an autopsy, and the death was reported to the state health department as well as the CDC, according to the county health department, which verified the probe to the Free Press.
A joint statement said, “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.” Jacob Clynick, who resided in Zilwaukee and had recently finished eighth grade, had his second dose of the Pfizer vaccination on June 13 at a Walgreens store, according to his aunt Tammy Burages.
According to early postmortem findings, Jacob’s heart was enlarged, and there was fluid surrounding his heart when he died, according to Burages. However, the contract medical examiner for Saginaw County, the Michigan Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, would not confirm those early results to the Free Press. Jacob’s death certificate does not state a cause of death because there isn’t one yet, according to Becky Naessens, funeral director for Deisler Funeral Home.