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Write-up: died; tested positive for COVID; tested positive for COVID; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable consumer from a Pfizer-sponsored program, Pfizer First Connect. A 97-year-old male patient received the first dose of the bnt162b2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE), via an unspecified route of administration on 30Dec2020 at 97-years-old at a single dose for COVID-19 immunization; administered by the nursing home. Medical history included glaucoma from an unknown date and unknown if ongoing. Concomitant medications included: "used a sav for skin tears", and "eye drops for glaucoma" from an unknown date to an unknown date. On 07Jan2021, the patient experienced: tested positive for COVID (medically significant). The patient died (death, medically significant) on 17Jan2021. The clinical course was reported as follows: The reporter stated that in regard to the patient''s height and weight: "was probably getting down to about five foot eight. Shrinking." The reporter stated that If she remembered correctly, they were trying to maintain the patient''s weight 135 to 136 pounds. The reporter stated that her father was in a nursing home. The patient received his first dose of the COVID vaccine on 30Dec2020. The patient died on 17Jan2021. The reporter stated that she "wanted Pfizer to know that the little old people in the nursing might not be strong enough for the vaccine." The reporter stated that she was "not calling to complaining." The reporter stated that there was nothing wrong with her dad. He was elderly with no health issues. "He was literally on no medications. The only reason he was in the nursing home was because he was afraid to walk." The reporter stated that she received a call about giving the patient the vaccine and she said yes because she wanted him to have the vaccine. One week after the vaccine, the patient tested positive for COVID "like all the other people" (no further details provided). The reporter stated that her dad had no symptoms of COVID. The director of nursing said the patient was doing so well. The patient ate his lunch, he laid down for nap, and at 14:30 he was gone. The patient "went peacefully in his sleep." The reporter then again stated that the patient literally had nothing wrong with him. "They were shocked. They fed him and he took a nap. He was sleeping, but it was eternally." The reporter stated that, "it might not have been the Pfizer vaccine, maybe his heart wore out." In regard to an autopsy: the reporter stated that they would get it done if needed. The patient underwent lab tests and procedures which included COVID-19 virus test: positive on 07Jan2021. History of all previous immunization with the Pfizer vaccine considered as suspect: none. It was unknown if there were additional vaccines administered on the same date of the Pfizer suspect, but the reporter doubted it. There were no prior vaccinations within 4 weeks. There were no adverse events following the prior vaccinations. The clinical outcome of the event, died, was fatal. The clinical outcome of the event, tested positive for COVID, was unknown. The patient died on 17Jan2021 due to an unknown cause of death. An autopsy was not performed. The batch/lot numbers for the vaccine, PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE, were not provided and will be requested during follow up.; Reported Cause(s) of Death: died
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