The Johor Health Department has refuted claims on social media that linked the death of a 14 year-old girl with Covid-19 vaccines.
The department’s director, Datuk Dr Aman Rabu explained that the post-mortem, which was conducted on 8 October, found a growth on the teenager’s ovaries and anomalies in her heart.
“All tissue samples have been sent to Sultanah Aminah Hospital for further checks by the Forensic Pathology specialists.”
“The results are expected to be received between 24 and 28 October.” he said in a statement shared on Facebook.
He also said that several other blood tests have been sent to the lab and they are still waiting for the results.
“The post-mortem report is being classified as incomplete following the pending results. A complete post-mortem is required to find out the cause of death.” he said.
Meanwhile, he also said the police sent the teenager’s body to Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail’s Forensics Department on 8 October after her sudden death.
The hospital then accepted the police’s request for a post-mortem to be conducted on the teenager, whose body was found by her mother in their living room.
Dr Aman also said that during the interviews with the victim’s next-of-kin, it was understood that the teenager did not have any allergies or disease. She was given her first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on 3 October.
“Her health was in good condition post vaccination. She did not experience any fever, runny nose, joint pains or difficulty in breathing and could continue her routine as usual.” he added.
The statement was made in reference to the viral social media post on Facebook that was posted on 22 October, claiming the death of a teenager after receiving her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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Read the statement from Dr Aman here: