Vaccine Preventable Death – Michael Kokegei
Age at death – 7 years
Cause of death – Reaction to chickenpox virus
Vaccination status – Unknown
Summary – On Friday, October 16, 2009 Michael was behaving normally. Later that day his parents had to perform CPR on him, after a severe reaction to the chickenpox virus caused him to have a seizure and cardiac arrest. Michael was flown to The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, but died on Sunday afternoon.