Health officials announced on Saturday that a 78-year-old woman had died shortly after being vaccinated at a Los Angeles County mass vaccination site.
Dr. Michael E. Morris, director of the vaccination program at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California, said in a statement that the patient’s family said she had a history of heart disease.
“While sitting in the observation area after the injection, the patient complained of feeling uncomfortable, and while being evaluated by the medical staff, she lost consciousness,” he said. “Paramedics at the scene started CPR almost immediately and continued, but in the end it was not revived.”
The cause of her death has yet to be determined, but the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said by email that there were no signs of allergic or anaphylactic reactions.
“Her death does not appear to be related to the vaccine,” she said.
The husband of the 57-year-old woman was also vaccinated on Friday.
Morris said: “Despite this tragedy, he is still urging the continuation of vaccination efforts against the Corona virus, and he said that he intends to receive his second dose of the vaccine within a few weeks.”
Last week, health officials said the cause of death Virginia woman is 58 years old It is not known who just received a Pfizer vaccine.
In January, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said he was there There is no evidence that the Pfizer vaccine increases the risk from death.
Baseball is great Hank Aaron died a few weeks after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine from Moderna January 5 Some vaccination critics immediately took advantage of the occasion to suggest a link between the Hall of Famer’s death and the vaccine.
Dr. Carlos Del Rio, executive assistant dean at Emory University School of Medicine, said last month that he had “absolute confidence that his death had nothing to do with the vaccine and that it had to do with the fact that he was old and weak.”
Health officials said the vaccination site in Cal Poly Pomona will remain open as long as supplies continue.