Pfizer Inc. Federal health officials in the United States are investigating the death of a health professional, which occurred 16 days after a person received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
So far, he said, the evidence does not indicate a link. Pfizer On Tuesday, January 12 in a statement. The Florida resident doctor developed a rare disorder called Severe thrombocytopenia, It reduces the body’s ability to clot blood and stop internal bleeding.
Pfizer cited its clinical trials and data collected since the vaccine was licensed in the United States and reported its initial conclusion thatThe evidence does not indicate a causal relationship with the vaccine Which he developed in cooperation with the German company, BioNTech SE.
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Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its English acronym) indicated that it was aware of the death, and that it would “assess the situation as more information becomes available,” according to its spokesperson. And the Tom Skinner.
“So far, millions of people have been vaccinated and we are closely monitoring all adverse events in people who receive our vaccine,” Pfizer said in her statement. The company said, “It is important to note that serious adverse events, including deaths not related to the vaccine, may unfortunately occur at a rate comparable to what may happen in the general population.”
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Newspaper The New York Times I first mentioned the news of the death Gregory Michael 56-year-old obstetrician gynecologist in Miami Beach. The newspaper quoted a Facebook post written on January 5 by his wife Heidi Nickelman, who said that Michael died of a brain hemorrhage.
On December 14, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was licensed for emergency use in U.S. healthcare workers and those in long-term care facilities were the first to receive it. To date, 9.27 million doses of this vaccine and a licensed second vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. have been administered. , According to a state-by-state count from Bloomberg and data from the CDC.