The Placer County Sheriff's Office is defending its decision to announce the death of a man who recently received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Social media users are criticizing the sheriff's office for posting the statement, saying it will feed skepticism and misconceptions of the vaccines. The sheriff's office defended the announcement as an effort to maintain transparency. The statement said the person who died tested positive for COVID-19 last month and died "several hours" after receiving a vaccine dose. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly shared yesterday they're working closely with the coroner to determine the details around the death.