A man in his 70s collapsed and died shortly after receiving a coronavirus vaccine in New York City. The man reportedly fell as he left Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center on Sunday, just 25 minutes after receiving the injection. But there is not any evidence yet linking his death to the vaccine, MailOnline reports. On-site security and first responders rushed to his aid, but the man – who has not yet been named – was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly afterward.
New York state health commissioner, Dr Howard Zucker, said in a statement yesterday that it’s currently unclear whether the man’s death is linked to the vaccine. An investigation into his death is now being carried out. Adverse reactions to the vaccine are extremely rare, with very few cases linked to an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. ‘Initial indications are that the man did not have any allergic reaction to the vaccine,’ Dr Zucker said in his statement.