Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that a total of 9 fatalities were added to the vaccine adverse events reporting system yesterday, including a one day old baby whose mother had been vaccinated during pregnancy.
CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang, speaking at a daily press briefing November 3, said that the one-day old newborn had died on October 7 due to abnormal blood clotting.
Chuang said that the mother had received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on July 19, and the second dose on August 13. Other than a sore arm, the mother did not experience any adverse effects following the shots.
The woman went into labor and gave birth on October 6. However, the baby was found to have “abnormal blood coagulation function” after birth, and died on the afternoon of October 7.
The cause of death was acute pulmonary hemorrhage and diffuse intravascular coagulation, according to the medical report.
Chuang said that the family of the infant will receive assistance in applying for vaccine victim compensation.
The infant’s death was one of 208 suspected vaccine adverse events reported yesterday, of which 96 were classed as serious adverse events, and nine were fatal.
The CECC emphasized that the adverse events reported occurred after vaccination, but are not necessarily caused by the vaccination, and that each case will be reviewed and judged by an expert committee of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
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