[World-News] Health Worker Dies Hours After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine


A Health Worker, Sonia Acevedo died 48 hours after receiving a jab of COVID-19 vaccine in Portugal.

Sonia Acevedo, 41, suddenly died at home on New Year’s Day.

An autopsy is expected to take place later on Tuesday.

The mother-of-two, who worked in the paediatrics section of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto, Portugal was said to have been perfectly fine, with no adverse side effects after being vaccinated.

Ms Acevedo’s father, Abilio Acevedo, told Portuguese daily – Correio da Manha, “She was okay. She hadn’t had any health problems.

“She had the COVID-19 vaccine but she didn’t have any symptoms. I don’t know what happened. I just want answers.

“I want to know what led to my daughter’s death.”

Ms Acevedo’s employers confirmed the dead woman had been vaccinated against COVID-19 on December 30 and said they had not been notified of any “undesirable effect”.

The Portuguese Institute of Oncology in a statement said, “With regards to the sudden death of an operational assistant from the Porto IPO on January 1, 2021, the Board of Directors confirms the event and expresses sincere regret to family and friends in the certainty that this loss is also felt here.”

The statement added, “The explanation of the cause of death will follow the usual procedures in these circumstances.”

Ms Acevedo lived with her family in Maia near Porto but died at her partner’s home in Trofa half an hour’s drive north of the northern Portuguese city.

Portugal’s Ministry of Health has been informed about the incident.


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