According to county officials and medical examiner records, at least three San Diego County citizens have died with COVID-19 after getting vaccinated. A completely vaccinated woman died earlier this month, according to the county. She died in March at the age of 70, after being hospitalized. It was thought to be the first such death at the time, but medical examiner records obtained by inewsource show a 73-year-old vaccinated man died of COVID-19 on Feb. 2 at the county-run Edgemoor Hospital in Santee.
Another instance involving a 69-year-old vaccinated man who died on June 14 was confirmed this week by county spokesperson Michael Workman. Two of the patients were fully vaccinated, and one died eight days after the second dosage but before the waiting period ended. All three of them had underlying medical issues. The cases are out of the ordinary and highly rare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 750 deaths of fully vaccinated people in the United States as of June 21.
According to the research, countrywide death rates have dropped below 300 per day, down from a high of over 3,400 per day in mid-January, just after immunizations became widely available. The vaccinated man’s sister, Robin Osborne, died in February. Her brother Jeffrey Schmidt died after receiving two doses of the Pfizer vaccination, according to her. Schmidt had been a resident at Edgemoor, a 192-bed skilled care home, since 2008. He had Huntington’s disease, which causes the brain’s healthy nerve cells to die.