A man in his 70s in New York City collapsed and died 25 minutes after receiving a Covid vaccination, officials have revealed.
The unnamed man collapsed shortly after leaving the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhatten.
A spokesperson said the vaccine is ‘safe’ and encouraged all New Yorkers to get vaccinated despite the risks and the death of the elderly individual.
New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker told the press: ‘Initial indications are that the man did not have any allergic reaction to the vaccine’, but remarkably died minutes after receiving the dose.
It is estimated around 42 million doses of the vaccine have so far been administered in the US with more to follow.