Was an Eight-Year-Old's Death Caused by His Flu Shot?
November 12, 2009
The New York state Department of Health is investigating the unexpected death of an 8-year-old boy on October 11. Reports published since the incident have implied a possible connection between the death and a flu shot the boy received the week before his death.
Stony Brook Hospital would not comment on the case, citing privacy requirements, but did confirm the investigation.
The DOH reported that Stony Brook Hospital has cooperated completely with the investigation, forwarding reports, medical records and fluid samples to Albany.