Coronavirus vaccines have already begun rolling out across the country, but now we are hearing reports of a woman who received a COVID-19 vaccine and was found dead in her bed.
The woman was a nurse that worked as a surgical assistant at Instituto Portugues de Oncologia (IPO), an oncology hospital in Porto.
The nurse was identified as Sonia Azevedo and was 41 years of age and a mother of two. Azevedo was among 538 healthcare workers who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last Wednesday (December 30th).
On New Year’s eve, Azevedo sat down for dinner with her family, and the following morning she was found dead in her bed.
The nurse was reportedly in “perfect health”, and her father described her as “well and happy”, and a person who “never drank alcohol, didn’t eat anything special or out of the ordinary.”
The IPO gave a statement regarding the unexpected death, giving its “sincere condolences” to the family. Additionally, the IPO said, “The explanation of the cause of death will follow the usual procedures in these circumstances.”
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