The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deemed a report of a 2-year-old dying after getting a COVID-19 shot to be untrue.
The agency runs the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) with the Food and Drug Administration. VAERS is a passive system to which anyone can submit reports of adverse reactions following vaccinations, with the bulk of the reports relating to COVID-19 vaccines. Health officials, including CDC officials, have encouraged people to report adverse reactions following vaccination to VAERS.
One of the latest reports claimed a 2-year-old died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
A CDC spokeswoman told The Epoch Times in an email that as with all reports of post-vaccination deaths, investigators probed the report, including requesting medical records, autopsy reports, and death certificates.
“It was during that process that CDC discovered that the report submitted to VAERS was false. The report was therefore removed from VAERS,” she said.
Most post-vaccination deaths have come among adults; most children haven’t been vaccinated. Only one of the three types of COVID-19 shots authorized for emergency use in the United States is legally allowed to be administered to 16- or 17-year-olds.
But other VAERS reports say children have died after getting vaccinated.
One says that a 16-year-old Wisconsin girl who was injected on March 19 at a clinic died on March 30, with testing pointing to pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest; another says a 15-year-old Colorado boy died two days after getting a COVID-19 vaccine on April 18; and a third says a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl died in April after getting a vaccination against the CCP virus, which causes COVID-19. (Report numbers: 1225942-1, 1242573-1, 1187918-1, 1255745-1)
Another claims that a Virginia toddler received a Pfizer shot on Feb. 25 in a “Pfizer-sponsored program.” Pfizer started a trial on its COVID-19 vaccine in children between 6 months and 11 years old in late March.
The CDC referred The Epoch Times to the health departments for the states in which the deaths were reported. None of the departments immediately responded to requests for comment.
Colorado health officials told KDVR that the CDC is leading the investigation into the report of the Colorado boy’s death.
“Given the large number of COVID-19 vaccinations currently underway, it is expected that events such as heart attacks, strokes, serious illnesses, and death will, by chance alone, occur in the days following vaccination. To date, VAERS has not detected patterns in cause of death that would indicate a safety problem with COVID-19 vaccines,” the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment said.