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No Evidence New York Legislator Died from Flu Shot

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A self-described “alternative news” story suggests the flu shot was responsible for the death of a New York state senator. The official cause of death is still pending.


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The weekend before Thanksgiving, New York State Sen. José Peralta worked at a community event offering the flu shot for free.

“The senator was a huge advocate of public health,” his spokesman, Chris Sosa, told FactCheck.org.

New York State Sen. José Peralta at a flu clinic event Nov. 17, 2018. | Courtesy Chris Sosa

Peralta, 47,  days later, on Nov. 21. While Sosa said his official cause of death is still pending, his wife the that preliminary results show he died of “septic shock” — which occurs when to Sepsis, 

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