A family of a woman who died from COVID-19 is blaming unvaccinated people for causing her death.
On July 28, Candace Ayers tested positive for COVID-19. After struggling with the virus, she passed away on Sept. 3. Her family, who is still mourning her death, says Ayers was vaccinated, but those around her were not, and that is how she caught the sometimes fatal virus.
“I’m extremely angry,” said Ayers’s son, Marc Ayers. “I’m depressed. I’m still sad over it. I’m shocked that it even occurred.” He added: “She was vaccinated but was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life.”
Marc went on to say that the best way people can help one another during this time is by getting the vaccine.
“What we’re trying to do with that statement is let it be known there are a few things that can be done to prevent what happened to our family,” Marc said, reports WRAL. “I think getting the vaccine for one is the most important thing that can be done.”
According to the Sangamon County Public Health Department, five vaccinated people have died from COVID-19, which is a rare case when you have the vaccine. “It’s extremely low,” said Dr. Donald Graham. “It’s so low that it’s hard to give a percentage. It would be less than one percent.”