An X-ray technician working for the South Coast Global Medical Center in California had passed away earlier this month, four days after receiving his second dose of the Covid jab.
60-year-old Tim Zook had high blood pressure and slight obesity but other than that, he was completely healthy, his widow said.
“We are not blaming any pharmaceutical company. But when someone gets symptoms 2 ½ hours after a vaccine, that’s a reaction. What else could have happened?” Rochelle Zook wondered.
Zook, who left behind three children, was happy to complete the vaccination and posted about it on Facebook days prior to his January 9 death.
“Never been so excited to get a shot before,” Zook wrote on January 5. “I am now fully vaccinated after receiving my 2nd Pfizer dose.”
Rochelle said that her late husband’s condition rapidly worsened following the vaccination. He fell ill at his workplace before being transported to the UC Irvine Medical Center where he died.
She concluded: “The message is, be safe, take the vaccine – but the officials need to do more research. We need to know the cause. The vaccine needs to be as safe as possible. Every life matters.”
The Orange County Coroner is working to determine Zook’s cause of death: “If it’s determined there may be a correlation to the vaccine, we will immediately notify the OC Health Care Agency,” a spokesperson for the coroner’s office said.
The State’s Health and Human Service is probing several deaths reported following the vaccination process.