Feb 19, 2021 4:48 PM

CDC: Nebraska man's death likely not from virus vaccine

Posted Feb 19, 2021 4:48 PM
Photo courtesy Pfizer
Photo courtesy Pfizer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Preliminary finding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that the death of a Nebraska was not caused by the coronavirus vaccine that had been administered to him, according to Nebraska's top medical officer.

Dr. Gary Anthone, Nebraska's chief medical officer, told the Omaha World-Herald that a CDC official conveyed that finding to him in recent days. Anthone said the CDC has not yet released an official report on the death.

Last week, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said the man died Jan. 17, one to two weeks after he received his first dose of the vaccine. The state health agency said the man was in his 40s and a long-term care facility resident who had several underlying health conditions. His name was not released.

The man's death was entered into the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a national vaccine safety surveillance program run by the CDC and the FDA. Anytime a death or any adverse event occurs after a vaccination, the case must be reported to VAERS.