By Chuks Ekpeneru
Fears heightened on Monday as a 75-year-old Israeli grandfather died after taking COVID-19 vaccine prepared by Pfizer. The man from Beit Shean received the vaccine at 8:30 in the morning.
He was released after spending time at the health clinic.
Sometime later, the man lost consciousness and was later confirmed dead from cardiac arrest.
Grandfather Dies After Taking COVID-19 Vaccine
The Israeli Health Ministry said, “A 75-year-old man from the north of the country suffering from active heart disease and malignant disease, who has undergone a number of heart attacks, was vaccinated this morning against the coronavirus and died at home shortly after the procedure.”
“The Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Hezi Levy, has appointed a case investigation committee headed by the head of the Safety and Quality Division in the Ministry of Health.
“We share in the family’s grief,” the ministry said, adding that “Initial examination does not show a link between the unfortunate incident and the vaccination.”
“The vaccination campaign continues,” it stated.