NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An investigation is underway after an aged man died shortly after receiving a COVID vaccine on the Javits Heart.
State well being officers say a person in his seventies – whose title has not been launched – collapsed 25 minutes after receiving the shot and later died on the hospital Sunday morning, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported.
In an announcement, the state well being commissioner mentioned, throughout the 15 minute commentary interval after getting the vaccine, “… he exhibited no opposed reactions or any misery.”
“Till we all know extra a couple of detailed medical historical past of this affected person, or one or two others which have had one thing comparable occur, we gained’t actually know what brought about it,” mentioned CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez.
State well being officers don’t consider the person had an allergic response – a uncommon, however attainable aspect impact. In accordance with the CDC, 10 allergic reactions, and no deaths, have been reported out of almost 4.1 million administered doses of the Moderna vaccine from Dec. 21 to Jan. 10.
“Up to now, it’s been terribly secure. I imply, we’ve, all over the world, vaccinated many tens of millions of individuals with actually only a few opposed negative effects, in comparison with the opportunity of getting COVID,” mentioned Gomez.
That’s why the medical group stands by the security of the vaccine. Up to now, almost 1 million folks in New York Metropolis have been vaccinated.
The medical expert is investigating how this man died, nevertheless it’s too quickly to hyperlink the vaccine to the affected person’s loss of life.
COVID vaccination websites, together with the Javits Heart, stay open throughout town. Medical professionals say the opportunity of getting COVID nonetheless poses a a lot higher menace.