Miami doctor dies after getting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Miami doctor dies after getting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
# 08 January 2021 11:32 (UTC +04:00)

A doctor died in the United States a little more than two weeks after being vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, said his wife, APA reports citing Daily Mail.

The wife of the late Heidi Neckelmann said that her 56-year-old husband, Dr. Gregory Michael, was vaccinated on 18 December and died 16 days later.

“In my mind his death was 100 percent linked to the vaccine. There is no other explanation,” she said as quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“He was in very good health. He didn’t smoke, he drank alcohol once in a while but only socially. He worked out, we had kayaks, he was a deep sea fisherman,” she added.

In addition, according to a recent health check, Gregory Michael was absolutely healthy. 

Three days after vaccination, small spots began to appear on Gregory Michael’s feet and hands. In response, he went to the emergency room at Mount Sinai. As his blood count was not in the normal ranges, he was admitted to the intensive care unit, according to Heidi Neckelmann. Unfortunately, he suffered a stroke and died.

According to Darren Caprara, director of operations at the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office, Gregory Michael’s death is the first that the medical examiner’s office has investigated where a COVID-19 vaccine could have played a role.

Earlier, Carlos Palestino, the brother-in-law of Mexican doctor Karla Cecilia Perez, was paralysed hours after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports.