Jeanie Evans, 68, of Effingham, Kansas, died of “anaphylaxis due to COVID-19 vaccination,” according to her autopsy report. Evans died March 24, 2021, one day after her first dose of Moderna’s vaccine.
Jeanie Evans died of “anaphylaxis due to COVID-19 vaccination,” according to her autopsy report acquired by the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Evans, 68, of Effingham, Kansas, died March 24, 2021, one day after receiving Moderna’s COVID vaccine in Jefferson County.
According to the autopsy report, obtained from the Shawnee County coroner’s office through a Kansas Open Records Act request, Evans said her airway felt blocked about 15 to 20 minutes after she received her first dose on March 23, 2021.
She was taken by ground ambulance at 5:21 p.m. to Stormont-Vail hospital, where she died at 11:55 a.m. the next day.
Evans had a medical history of hypertension, environmental allergies, allergic disorders and reactive airway disease. She previously experienced an anaphylactic reaction to the drug Albuterol, the report said.
According to Mayo Clinic, anaphylaxis is a “severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction” that can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website states anaphylaxis after COVID vaccination is rare and occurs in approximately five people per 1 million vaccinated in the U.S.