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Write-up: Pneumonia; Unresponsive at times; Weak; Diarrhea; Feeling Punky; Body aches/muscle aches; Fever; Chills; Nausea; Vomiting; Sore arm at site of injection; A spontaneous report, was received from a nurse (caregiver), regarding a 96 years-old female patient, unknown race and ethnicity, who was administered Moderna''s COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273), and experienced pneumonia, unresponsive at times (unresponsive to stimuli), weak (asthenia), diarrhea, feeling punky (malaise), body aches/muscle aches (myalgia), fever (pyrexia), chills, nausea, vomiting, sore arm at site of injection (vaccination site pain), and vomiting. The patient''s medical history was not reported. Historical vaccine reported was flu shot. Concomitant medications included insulin, unspecified medication for pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. On 05 Feb 2021, prior to the onset of the events, the patient received their first of two planned doses of mRNA-1273 (Batch number: 013M20A), intramuscular for the prophylaxis of COVID-19 infection. On 05 Feb 2021, the patient experienced the sore arm. On 07 Feb 2021, the patient experienced body aches, sore arms, felt punky, weak, fevers with a body temperature of 103.7 (unknown units), chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle aches. Treatment medication included acetaminophen. On 08 Feb 2021, the patient continued with high fever, unresponsive at times, and all other symptoms. On 09 Feb 2021, the patient''s fever was control, very weak and passed away on the same day at 04 45 pm. The death occurred and death certificate stated that pneumonia was the cause of death. Action taken with second dose of mRNA-1273 in response to the events was not applicable. The outcome of the event, pneumonia was considered as fatal, and that of other events unresponsive at times, weak, diarrhea, feeling punky, body aches/muscle aches, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, sore arm at site of injection, and vomiting were considered as unknown. The patient died on 09 Feb 2021. Plans for an autopsy was unknown. The cause of death was reported as pneumonia.; Reporter''s Comments: This case concerns a 96 year old, female patient, who experienced a serious unexpected event of Pneumonia (fatal) among others, 5 days after receiving 1st dose of mRNA- 1273 (Lot# 013M20A). Very limited information regarding these events has been provided at this time. The subject''s con meds included insulin, unknown medications for pulmonary HTN and heart failure. The cause of death was determined to be pneumonia. Advanced age and co-morbidities may remain as risk factors.; Reported Cause(s) of Death: Pneumonia
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