California Sheriff’s Office Criticized for Reporting Resident’s Death Hours After mRNA Shot

By The COVID Blog

AUBURN, CALIFORNIA — A Northern California sheriff’s office is being criticized for reporting exactly what happened in its jurisdiction.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office published a post on Facebook about a local resident who was administered a COVID-19 vaccine. The resident died several hours later, according to the sheriff’s office.

Angela Musallam, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, said in a statement that her department released the information in the name of transparency. The death occurred last Thursday. The department announced the death on Saturday. Several Facebook users criticized the department for the announcement. They called the Sheriff “irresponsible” for connecting the mRNA shot and the death. But the death happened just two hours after the shot was administered.