A 10-Year-Old Girl From São Paolo, Brazil Has Suffered Cardiac Arrest Just 12 Hours After Receiving Her First Dose of the Pfizer Vaxx
By Covid BC (Vax Reactions)
A 10-year-old girl from São Paolo, Brazil has suffered cardiac arrest just 12 hours after receiving her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, reports O Globo. Luisa Petenuci, a resident of São Paolo’s municipality Lençóis Paulista, was vaccinated on Tuesday, January 18th and collapsed shortly after.
Luisa Petenuci, 10, went into cardiac arrest 12 hours after she was vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Jan. 18th, 2022.
Luisa was vaccinated on Tuesday after the local municipality launched their COVID-19 immunization drive for children in the 5-11 age group. According to her father, the 10-year-old experienced changes in heart rate shortly after and collapsed unexpectedly.
She was then rushed to a private hospital where the 10-year-old had to be resuscitated. After being stabilized, Luisa was then transferred to Unimed Hospital in Botucatu where she currently remains in intensive care.
Following the incident, Lençóis Paulista municipality announced an immediate halt to vaccinations for children aged 5-11. The 46 children who had received the jab since the start of the rollout on Tuesday are now being closely monitored, reports the municipality in a statement.
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.”
On December 16th, Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 5 to 11.
Less than two weeks later, on December 28th, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he would not vaccinate his 11-year-old daughter as there have not been enough child fatalities to justify the inoculation of children.