Elderly Man Collapses And Dies Just 25 Minutes After Receiving COVID Vaccine

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A man has caused serious panic after he collapsed and died just 25 minutes after receiving .

The tragic incident happened on Sunday.

The man, who was his 70s, fell as he left Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center just 25 minutes after receiving his shot, York State Health Dr. Howard Zucker said a statement.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after he was rushed there.

It’s currently unclear if the man’s death is linked the , but an is now underway.

‘Initial indications are that the man did have any allergic reaction the ,’ Zucker said in his statement.

The man’s sudden collapsing followed a mandatory 15-minute observation period, in which he ‘exhibited no adverse reactions or any distress,’ Zucker added.

The FDNY said the patient was taken the hospital by Senior Care just before 11 am Sunday, where he died shortly after arriving.

The identity the man has yet been revealed by officials. It’s also unclear which type he received.

In his statement, Zucker stressed that he and other public health experts believe the vaccine ‘is safe, and together with continued vigilance including wearing a mask and , it will bring an end to this pandemic.’

‘I encourage all eligible Yorkers to get vaccinated,’ Zucker continued.

So far, nearly one million in York City have been vaccinated, with 1.5 million residents having received first doses statewide.

In total, nearly 42 million doses have so far been administered in the US.

One dose a vaccine has been administered to 31,579,100 million , which equals to 9.6 percent the population. While 9,147,000 Americans have now received both doses a vaccine, amounting to 2.78 percent the population.