Mexico City’s Secretary of Health reported that an older adult was reported to die in mayoral Azcapotzalco this Sunday after going to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Oliva López explained on Monday at a conference that the person – of whom she did not want to give age or sex – received the vaccine, was under observation in the vaccination unit and that when she arrived at her home she fell asleep and died. The cause of death was a heart attack.
«Epidemiological research was done immediately and what this person had, already, was a heart disease, already serious, hypertensive, diabetic; and that he was also well advanced in his illness, that his catheterization had had to be postponed because he was not in a position to do that intervention,» said the CDMX health care holder.
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He added that an epidemiological study of ESAVI (Suspect Event Associated with Vaccination or Immunization), including an interrogation of family members, reviewed laboratory tests, the history of disease of the person who died, and taking the COVID sample. In this case it came back negative.
ESAVI is reported locally and nationally and serves to ensure that it is not linked to vaccination, or to further investigate whether it could probably be associated with vaccination.
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«These adults are very fragile, very sick, often can coincide with an event and is not related to the vaccine,» explained Oliva López. Other reactions that have been presented have been mild as joint pain.
Lopez recalled that when such an event or illness event occurs, 911 should be talked about and hospitalized.
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