NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPBF) - A Florida family is heartbroken
and shocked after a fully vaccinated, 58-year-old man with no co-
morbid conditions died of COVID-19.
A proud father and husband, 58-year-old Vincent Konidare loved
riding his motorcycle, being near the ocean and going on
vacations with his family. He died Sept. 19 from COVID-19 after
more than a month in the hospital.
“It’s unimaginable grief,” said his wife, Jamie Konidare. “He
was a beautiful, handsome, strong, healthy, kindhearted guy who
was loved by so many people.”
The two met in 1985 at “The Palm Beach Post,” where Vincent
Konidare worked for 36 years.
Now, Vincent Konidare’s family is left with memories but also
questions, like how a man they say had no preexisting conditions
and who was fully vaccinated could die from COVID-19. He
received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in March.
“He did what he was supposed to do. He did what he was told to
do. He was trying to protect his family, and he just felt like
it was the right thing to do. He felt that if he did get COVID,
he would not die, that it would save him,” Jamie Konidare said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that out
of the more than 185 million fully vaccinated Americans, 6,617
people have died from COVID-19, as of Oct. 4. That amounts to 1
out of every 25,000 fully vaccinated Americans dying from the