The family of an Ionia-area woman says she died “as the result of complications after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.” Anne VanGeest, 35, died April 19 at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids.
“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,” according to a statement from her family provided Lambert, a Grand Rapids-based public relations firm that is providing its services to the family pro bono.
Her death certificate lists her cause of death as as “natural” and says the cause was “acute subarachnoid hemorrhage non-traumatic.”
In an email from VanGeest’s family to the CDC, the agency confirmed it received a report of VanGeest’s death that was filed by her healthcare provider with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is managed by the CDC and FDA, and accepts reports of side effects following a vaccination.Source