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88-year-old dies hours after COVID vaccination in second such incident


#An 88-year-old #Israeli died just hours after receiving the coronavirus vaccine on #Tuesday, a day after a 75-year-old #Israeli died due to a heart attack also shortly after receiving the vaccine.

#In both cases, medical professionals do not believe that the deaths were connected to the vaccines.

#Hadassah #University #Medical #Center explained that the 88-year-old suffered from complicated and severe background illnesses.

The 75-year-old man who died on #Monday also had preexisting conditions and had suffered from heart attacks in the past, according to the #Health #Ministry.
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#According to reports, the 75-year-old was inoculated at around 8:30 a.m. at a #Clalit #Health #Services clinic. #He stayed at the facility, as is customary, for a short period of time to ensure he had no side effects. #When he felt well, the clinic released him.

The initial findings do not show a link between the man’s death and his vaccination, #Levy said.

#When #Pfizer presented its safety data to the US #Food and #Drug #Administration in early #December, it was found that two trial participants had died after receiving the vaccine. #One of the deceased was immunocompromised, meaning the person’s immune defenses were low.

#In response to the report of those deaths, #Israel’s #Midaat #Association said when vaccines are administered to at-risk populations, “there may be unfortunate cases. #One should not infer from this about the safety of the vaccine, but welcome the transparency required from the pharma companies in the drug approval process.”

#In large trials of tens of thousands of people, death can occur without any connection to the trial, but companies such as #Pfizer are required to report those deaths, #Midaat said at the time.

#Conspiracy theories surrounding side effects and claimed dangers of the newly released coronavirus vaccines have spread rapidly throughout social media.

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The main side effects reported in the trials of the #Pfizer and #Moderna vaccines were pain, swelling and redness at the site of injection and chills, tiredness and headaches. #But these effects usually only lasted a few hours or days at most.

#Any potential longer-term side effects are still unverified, as the vaccines are still new. #However, the majority of health officials have said they believe the vaccines will cause no long-term harm. #In #Israel, more than 80% of medical personnel are expected to be inoculated.

#As of #Wednesday morning, #Israel had vaccinated 650,000 citizens with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. #According to #Health #Minister #Yuli #Edelstein, nearly 152,000 people were vaccinated on #Tuesday.

#Currently, #Israel is vaccinating medical personnel, people over the age of 60 and those with chronic illnesses. #It hopes to begin vaccinating teachers and school staff later this week or next.

#Maayan #Jaffe-Hoffman contributed to this report.





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