82-year-old resident at Sola nursing home dies one day after being vaccinated against COVID-19

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / Frank Augstein / Pool / file
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An 82-year-old resident at Sola hospital who was vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday died suddenly the next day. 

The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) has been notified of the death.

“I can confirm that an elderly resident with underlying diseases died at the Sola nursing home. 

“The person in question was vaccinated shortly before the death,” municipal chief physician Pernille Hegre Sørensen noted in a press release from Sola Municipality.

The resident was vaccinated against the coronavirus on Tuesday, January 5. 

There is no immediate suspicion that the death is due to the vaccination, but the FHI has been notified and consulted about the death.

“For the time being, the death does not appear to be due to an acute reaction to the vaccine. 

“But we will try to find out if the vaccination and the strain it may have caused may have been an indirect cause,” Hegre Sørensen added.

Review in progress

Since Tuesday, January 5, 72 people at two nursing homes in Sola have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine from BioNTech and Pfizer.

“The FHI’s guidelines for vaccination have been followed. Although the cause of this death is not yet known, the municipality is routinely reviewing the incident,” Oddny Hovtun Bjorland at Sola Municipality noted.

On Tuesday this week, it became known that two other nursing home residents in Norway had died after being vaccinated against the coronavirus. 

The Norwegian Medicines Agency and the National Institute of Public Health are investigating whether there is any connection between the deaths and the vaccination.

Usually, about 400 people a week die in nursing homes in Norway. 

The Norwegian Medicines Agency and the National Institute of Public Health have stated that they are closely monitoring whether the number of deaths will change as more residents receive the vaccine.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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