An 84-year-old man from Florida, who was fully vaccinated, has died due to COVID-19, according to his obituary, but his family says his death was “preventable,” blaming those that are unvaccinated.

Clark Allen was infected with COVID-19 by “someone who chose to not get vaccinated and his death was preventable,” reads his obituary.

Allen, who died on July 22, had been fully vaccinated since February and was in disbelief when he was in a Florida emergency room with oxygen being pumped into his lungs due to a COVID-19 diagnosis, the Washington Post reported.

“I was the one who told him he had COVID,” one of his daughters told the Post. “The doctor told my dad the first day in the hospital that he was a one-in-a-million case to be in the ER.”

Allen, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was a breakthrough case of COVID-19 – one where the virus develops in spite of vaccination. He died of the virus in hospice care.

In the obituary, Allen, who was a father of seven children, was honored with his accomplishments. A founding member of the Clinton, New Jersey First Aid & Rescue Squad, he was a certified EMT and EMT trainer and a New Jersey’s North Hunterdon Regional High School graduate.

But it was also his family’s wishes that “everyone get vaccinated in order to prevent further death, sickness and heartbreak,” the obituary said.

Allen’s daughter, Danielle Allen-Gentile, told the Tampa Bay Times that she believes her father contracted COVID-19 by an unvaccinated person at Carlisle Palm Beach – an assisted living facility in Lantana, where he had been living since the summer of 2020.

It was unclear at the time of writing how or when Allen was infected.

Cherie Dupor, a spokesperson for Senior Lifestyle, the company that operates Carlisle Palm Beach, told the Post that the assisted living facility had adopted “enhanced safety and sanitization protocols as well as robust infection control measures.”

Danielle said of her father’s death, “I’m attempting to not be very angry at unvaccinated people and it’s become extremely difficult. We’re all really angry and struggling.”

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