Anne VanGeest, 35, a mother-of-four from Easton Township, was given the one-shot immunization on April 8, reported WOOD TV.
Five days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administation (FDA) recommended a temporary pause of J&J over blood clot concerns.
VanGeest’s family says that within a few days, she developed a nonstop headache.
She was eventually taken to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids, where she passed away on April 19 – 11 days after her inoculation.
Anne VanGeest, 35 (left and right), from Easton Township, Michigan, received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 8. She developed a nonstop headache and was eventually taken to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital, where she died on April 19
It comes after a pause was lifted on the J&J vaccine was lifted following blood clot concerns, mostly in women under age 50. Pictured: J&J vaccine at a pop-up clinic in Staten Island, New York
VanGeest’s death certificate states that her cause of death was an ‘acute subarachnoid hemorrhage non-traumatic,’ according to WOOD TV.
This means that a blood clot in a vessel burst, causing bleeding in the space between the brain and the surrounding membrane
In a statement from the family provided by Lambert PR, which is providing its services to the family pro bono, the family did not say she died as a result of the J&J vaccine, instead saying her death was a result of health complication after the shot.
‘It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Anne’s passing, Anne (Annie), who was 35, was a loving mother, wife, sister and daughter,’ the statement read.