A 10-year-old girl from São Paulo, Brazil suffered cardiac arrest 12 hours after receiving the first dose of the experimental Pfizer COVID-19 jab.
Luisa Petenuci, a resident of São Paulo’s municipality Lençóis Paulista, took the shot on Tuesday, January 18th.
The young girl collapsed shortly after the injection.
🇧🇷 BRAZIL. Lencois Paulista, a country town in the State of Sao Paulo, suspended the vaccination of children aged 5-11 because a 10-year-old child suffered a cardiac arrest 12 hours after receiving a Pfizer dose.https://t.co/mCxlpyf90r #R7
— Mikhael 🇺🇸🇧🇷🇮🇱 (@ArkMikhael) January 20, 2022
The local municipality recently began their COVID-19 inoculation campaign for children aged 5-11.
After Petenuci received her injection, her father stated that she experienced changes in heart rate and suddenly collapsed.
She was resuscitated at a local hospital and transferred to Unimed Hospital in Botucatu after being stabilized.
ATENÇÃO: Nosso gabinete contatou a Prefeitura de Lençóis Paulista e o @minsaude, e acompanhará o caso da criança de 10 anos que sofreu parada cardíaca 12h após aplicação da vacіna, bem como as demais 46 crianças em observação.
Por ora, a criança está estável e consciente. 🙏
— Carla Zambelli (@CarlaZambelli38) January 19, 2022
Following the incident, the municipality of Lençóis Paulista suspended the COVID-19 inoculation drive for 5-11-year-old children.
Ten-Year-Old Child Suffers Cardiac Arrest After Taking Pfizer's Vaccine in the City of Lençóis Paulista: Mayor Orders Suspend Vaccination.
— Luciana Booz 🇺🇲🇧🇷 (@prof_lucianaf) January 20, 2022
The municipality of Lençóis Paulista, in the interior of São Paulo, suspended this Wednesday (19) the vaccination of children aged between 5 and 11 years old because a 10-year-old child suffered cardiac arrest 12 hours after receiving the dose. pediatric vaccine from Pfizer. The child has a stable framework and is conscious, according to the municipality’s Covid-19 Committee.
The decision to suspend vaccination was taken by the committee one day after the start of immunization of children in the city, and is valid for seven days. In a note, the agency said that “there is no doubt about the importance of childhood vaccination”, but that, in the face of what happened, “this deadline will be given for the daily follow-up and monitoring of the 46 children from Lençóis vaccinated so far”.
According to the committee, the deadline is necessary for “deepening into the case in a specific way and sending reports to federal and state control bodies”.
The municipality is governed by Anderson Prado de Lima (DEM). The Health Secretary of the management requested authorization to access the medical records, since the service took place in the private network. The municipal administration reported that the child had changes in heart rate and fainted, according to the father’s report. She was taken to the private health network and resuscitated. After being stabilized, the child was transferred to the Unimed Hospital, in Botucatu, where he remains under observation.
The COVID World noted:
However, São Paolo’s Health Secretary, Jean Gorinchteyn, is resisting the suspension, saying:
“All cases of adverse events are analyzed by a panel of experts before any conclusion is made. It is, therefore, hasty and irresponsible to say that the case of the municipality [Lençóis Paulista] is associated with vaccination. Most of the time, the cases of post-vaccination adverse events are coincidental, without any causal relationship with the vaccine.”
Hopefully, these bans on vaccinations for children will begin to spread and this horrible chapter of history can come to a close, although for the injured, it is something they will be reminded of for the rest of their lives.
Brazilian news outlet RedeTV had this report on the incident: