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Write-up: Death due to sepsis; A regulatory authority report was received from a physician, concerning an 80-year-old female patient, who received Moderna''s COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273), experienced death due to sepsis (death, sepsis). The patient''s historical condition was not reported. No concomitant medications were reported. On an unknown date in Jan 2021, prior to the onset of events, the patient received their first of two planned doses of mRNA-1273 intramuscularly for prophylaxis of COVID-19 infection. On 22 Jan 2021, the patient developed sepsis. On 24 Jan 2021, the patient had laboratory tests reported for computerised tomography (CT) thorax which revealed abundant thickening in both lungs, no pulmonary embolism, small amount of pericardial fluid, leucocyte count was 46 (unknown units), and lactate was 3-7. On the same day, the patient died due to sepsis. No treatment information was provided. Action taken with mRNA-1273 in response to the events was not applicable. The patient died on 24 Jan 2021. The cause of death was reported as sepsis. Plans for an autopsy were not provided.; Reporter''s Comments: Very limited information regarding these events has been provided at this time. No further information is expected.; Reported Cause(s) of Death: Sepsis
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