CDC review finds that Nebraska man's death was unrelated to COVID vaccine

(Undated) -- The Centers for Disease Control says a Nebraska man's death was not caused by getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

The CDC did full review of the man's January death, determined that there was no evidence that the vaccine contributed to the man’s death and in their opinion it was “coincidental.”

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said the man was in his late 40s with a number of underlying health conditions and died between 1 and 2 weeks after receiving his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The man was also a long-term care facility resident. The man's death occurred on January 17th and the man received the vaccine the first week of January.

The death was entered into the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a national vaccine safety surveillance program run by CDC and the FDA. Anytime a death or any adverse event occurs post vaccination, the case must be reported into VAERS. The process allows the CDC and FDA to closely monitor and assess any adverse events, for ongoing safety evaluations.

Dr. Gary Anthone, Nebraska’s Chief Medical Officer said, “We cannot state enough the importance of Nebraska Finishing Strong as we see a light at the end of the tunnel with three vaccines available in our State. It simply is the best protection that we have and the best chance at returning to a sense of normalcy. I urge Nebraskans to sign up at vaccinate.Ne.Gov so that they are notified when it’s their turn. Those individuals who have high-risk conditions should consult their medical provider about the best approach to getting vaccinated.”

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