Elderly Qld woman dies hours after receiving COVID-19 jab

An investigation is underway to determine whether there is any connection between a COVID-19 vaccine and an elderly woman’s death in Logan.

The 82-year-old received the Pfizer jab at an aged care home in Springwood around 10.00am on Wednesday.

Sadly, she passed away about four hours later, around 1.30pm.


At this stage, health authorities are confident the vaccine is not to blame for the woman’s death, as she suffered from a number of other serious health issues, including lung disease.

Federal Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has since released a statement.

“It can be expected that older and more frail people in an aged care setting may pass away due to progression of underlying disease or natural causes, this does not mean the vaccine has contributed to this,” he said.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.