“With the knowledge and consent of the Magistrate of the Public Prosecutor's Office who is in charge of the process, it is reported that the death of the child was not due to vaccination against Covid-19. This information has already been transmitted to the child's family”, reads a statement from the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (INMLCF).

According to the statement, “the complementary laboratory tests were completed” and sent to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, “on the present date, the autopsy report carried out on January 18 on the 6-year-old child who was admitted to the Hospital de Santa Maria”.

The INMLCF also states that, out of respect for the family and for intimacy and private life, “it does not disclose other information of a clinical nature”.

The Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN) announced on January 17 that a 6-year-old boy who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 had died the day before at Hospital Santa Maria and that the causes of death were being analysed.

The hospital said, in a statement, that the child was admitted to Hospital de Santa Maria with “a condition of cardiorespiratory arrest”.

“The child had the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, and CHULN notified the case to Infarmed and the Directorate-General for Health” (DGS).