Two deaths being investigated in New Zealand after they received Vaccination

Two deaths being investigated in New Zealand after they received Vaccination

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An investigation has been launched following the deaths of two New Zealanders who are believed to be in their 80s.

They’d passed away after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine, but it is under an abundance of caution, as no direct link has been established after they were jabbed.

1 News reports that medical staff believe the deaths were not related to being vaccinated and that the Ministry of Health was made aware.

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“Our sincere sympathy to their families and friends who are grieving their loss,” a spokesperson from the Ministry of Health said.

Each death was reported to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) database. All reports are being monitored closely by Medsafe.

CARM is a Dunedin-based national centre that provides information about adverse reactions.

Source: CC/ Government Newswire

Details surrounding the date, time and location of vaccination for the pair was not immediately known for the media to report.

Anyone can report a type of adverse reaction or incident on the CARM database.

According to Medsafe, over 300,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab have been administered to date.

Up to April 3, only 7 serious adverse reactions were reported to CARM; including 196 non-serious cases. Two reports indicated adverse reactions for the 80+ age group.

Image: SUPPLIED/Government Newswire [Covid-19 Vaccination Rollout – New Zealand]

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