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“To date, millions of people have been vaccinated and we are closely monitoring all adverse events in those receiving our vaccine,” the statement said.
Michael, 56, died Sunday. He was a private obstetrician at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. His wife did not respond to a request for an interview on Friday.
The CDC said in a statement that it planned to assess the case “and provide timely updates on what is known and all necessary action”
;. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration monitor potential side effects through a national electronic database, with reports usually coming from health professionals and vaccine manufacturers.
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It is usually not possible to determine whether the problem was actually triggered by a vaccine based on information provided in the database, the FDA said on its website. Adverse reactions reported to regulators may be related to pre-existing medical conditions, prescription drugs, or other health factors.