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Catholic board slams misleading blogger for saying student died

Social media post alleged a six-year-old St. Bernard student died, linking it to the COVID-19 vaccine.
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THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board says rumours that a young student died outside one of its schools on Thursday is categorically false.

The board on Friday responded to a social media rumour making the rounds, originally posted by a sensationalist local blogger, that suggested a six-year-old had died and had recently been vaccinated.

“We have been made aware of a post that has been circulating on social media regarding a rumour regarding St. Bernard School,” the board’s Facebook post reads.

“We want to reassure our Board community that this information is false. The post stated there was a child-related death related to the COVID-19 Vaccine. We’re thankful this awful rumour is untrue. There was an incident which took place on the bus and we are thankful the student in question is doing well.”

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit on Friday is launching vaccinations for children aged five to 11, who until now have not been eligible for a COVID-19 shot.

“Please refer to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit for information pertaining to child and youth vaccination information,” the post concludes. 

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