Family questions if H1N1 shot caused Manitoba woman's death
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:27AM EST
Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:18AM EDT
WINNIPEG - The family of a 38-year-old Manitoba woman who died five days after receiving the H1N1 vaccine are looking for answers as to why it happened.
Soo Lee Wong and her daughter, Angela Truong, both got the H1N1 shot on November 5th.
The family says Wong, who had diabetes, started getting sick a day after getting vaccinated and died a few days later.
Doctors told the family Wong died of a blood infection. More tests will be done to see if the vaccine played any role.
Wong's husband, Thoon Truong, is also caring for his seven-year-old daughter Angela, who has been in the hospital with a fever and swollen, painful legs.
He wants to know whether the two cases related to the vaccine or to something else.
The province is currently investigating two deaths -- both adults who died within seven days of getting the H1N1 shot.
Although it's still early, Manitoba's chief medical officer of health Dr. Joel Kettner says immunizations were not likely the cause of the deaths.