A 78-year-old California woman died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, but her death doesn’t appear to be linked to the shot, hea
A 78-year-old California woman died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, but her death doesn’t appear to be linked to the shot, health officials said Saturday.
The woman began complaining about discomfort after receiving a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at around noon on Friday, said Dr. Michael Morris, director of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s vaccination program, in a statement.
She lost consciousness as she was being treated by medical personnel. Paramedics began performing CPR on her, but she couldn’t be revived, Morris continued.
Officials say there were no signs or symptoms the woman had a severe allergic to the vaccine. Her cause of death is still being determined.
The woman’s family shared that she had a history of heart illness.
Despite the tragedy, her husband of 57 years, who also received a COVID-19 shot, says he still plans on getting the second dose in a few weeks, officials said.
Health officials say the site will remain open for scheduled vaccinations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that if a person has severe allergic reaction after receiving the first dose of the vaccine, they shouldn’t get the second dose.