A 15-year-old female student in Taoyuan City died, October 15, after collapsing during a PE class.
Liberty Times and United Daily News reported October 18, that a 15-year-old special education student had felt unwell after jogging and walking during a physical education class Friday morning.
At 9:10 am, the girl sat down in a stairwell to rest. After around 30 minutes, the girl was found collapsed and without vital signs. The school nurse was immediately notified, and performed CPR, including use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Paramedics continued resuscitation efforts while rushing the girl to the hospital, but the student was later declared dead.
The Taoyuan District Prosecutor’s Office and a forensic doctor conducted an autopsy on October 18, and concluded that the girl had suffered a “neurological abnormality causing shock.”
Reports noted that the girl had been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot on September 24 – 21 days prior to her sudden death.
The Taoyuan City Health Bureau said that it had not received a notification of the case as a vaccine adverse reaction, and will take action to contact the school to clarify details of the incident.
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