A Kansas woman who received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine on March 23, 2021, reportedly died after she developed an allergic reaction to the shot, new autopsy results revealed.

The woman, identified as Jeanie Evans, 68, of Effingham, was administered her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Keystone Learning Services in Ozawkie, Jefferson County, Kansas on March 23, 2021. However, just 15 to 20 minutes after getting the jab, Evans started to have a reaction to the vaccine and began to complain of “feeling as though her airway was becoming blocked," the Wichita Eagle reported.

Following this, Emergency Medical Services rushed to the scene and Evans was intubated and taken to the emergency room at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka. At the hospital, Evans was reintubated for airway tube positioning but she subsequently became unresponsive and lost her pulse. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was immediately initiated. Even though a return of spontaneous circulation was achieved, her condition continued to decline and she died on March 24, 2021, at around 11:55 a.m.

Nearly a year after her death, the woman’s autopsy report has finally confirmed that Evans' cause of death was anaphylaxis or a severe allergic reaction developed from the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the report, Evans had a medical history of “hypertension, environmental allergies ... and reactive airway disease (not asthma), with previous anaphylactic reaction to albuterol.”

At the time of her death, Evans reportedly worked as an employee at Main Street Food and Fuel and served on the Effingham City Council as well. She is survived by three sons and two daughters.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that anaphylaxis has occurred in only five out of every 1 million people vaccinated for COVID-19, WIBW reported. However, CDC doesn’t have any figures for deaths related to people who have died from anaphylaxis.

The agency has also mentioned deaths related to a blood clot, called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), among people who have had the vaccine.

According to CDC, there have been 57 cases of TTS from the 18.2 million people who have gotten the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Among these 57 cases, nine people have died. Meanwhile, CDC revealed that 12,122 people have been reported to have died from among the more than 543 million doses of vaccine given in the U.S.

A Kansas woman who took her first dose of the Moderna vaccine on March 23, 2021, reportedly died after she developed an allergic reaction to the shot. This is a representational image. Justinite/ Pixabay

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