A person in California who received a CCP virus vaccine on Jan. 21 died several hours later, authorities said.
The cause of death isn’t yet clear.
“The vaccine was not administered by Placer County Public Health. There are multiple local, state, and federal agencies actively investigating this case; any reports surrounding the cause of death are premature pending the outcome of the investigation,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Authorities didn’t disclose identifying characteristics of the individual or say whether the vaccine was produced by Moderna or Pfizer.
In the United States, 149 people have died after getting a CCP virus vaccine, according to reports submitted to the passive Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Anyone can submit reports to the federal database, and the reports are generally impossible to verify, a Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman told The Epoch Times in an email earlier this month.
The new figure is from an update of reports. Last week, it was at 55.
Authorities don’t have a centralized location of verified deaths of people who have been vaccinated. “Any reports of death following the administration of vaccines are promptly and rigorously investigated jointly” by the administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the spokeswoman said.
The agencies didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment about the California death.
California officials last week directed vaccine providers not to administer any further doses of a particular batch of more than 330,000 Moderna vaccines that had been circulated across the state.
The reason was a “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions” for that batch, California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said in a statement.
Moderna, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating.