One day after taking the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, Louise Atkinson blacked out whilst bathing her baby daughter.
Mrs Atkinson could have blacked out for up to 30 minutes before her husband arrived home to find his wife lying on the floor blocking the door and their little girl Eleanor lying face down in three inches of water. James immediately tried to wake his wife, whilst beginning CPR and calling 999 on speaker.
Ellie was flown by helicopter to Southampton General Hospital, Hampshire. She was pronounced dead four hours later on March 23rd, 2021.
The inquest was held at Bournemouth Town Hall into the death of baby Eleanor. Mrs Atkinson, a senior lawyer said it was unusual for her to faint, however following her second AstraZeneca jab in June 2021 she experienced another episode whilst visiting Ellie’s grave, as previously, one day after the vaccine.
Mrs Atkinson underwent a week-long assessment following the second incident. Professionals could find no explanation for her reaction. It was concluded to be a tragic accident, with potential contributing factors.
Coroner Brendan Allen recorded a verdict of accidental death as a consequence of an accident.