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Write-up: resident expired; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable healthcare professional. An 82-year-old male patient received the first dose of BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE; Lot number: EL0140), intramuscular in the left arm on 05Jan2021 15:00 at a single dose for COVID-19 immunization. Medical history included metabolic encephalopathy from, failure to thrive (FTT), diabetes mellitus (DM) 2 , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, weakness, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney disease (CKD), dementia. Known allergies was none. The patient took unspecified concomitant medication. On 11Jan2021, the resident expired. The patient underwent lab tests and procedures which included nasal swab: negative on 09Jan2021. There was no treatment given for the event. The patient died on 11Jan2021. An autopsy was not performed.; Sender''s Comments: Lacking information on the cause of patient''s demise, the Company cannot completely exclude a causal relationship between COVID 19 vaccine, BNT162B2, and patient''s death of unknown cause, as a cautionary measure and for reporting purposes. The patient''s pre-existing medical condition of metabolic encephalopathy from, failure to thrive (FTT), diabetes mellitus (DM) 2 , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, weakness, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney disease (CKD), dementia may have provided the contribution to the event in this 82-year-old male patient. The impacts of this report on the benefit/risk profile of the product is evaluated as part of Pfizer procedures for safety evaluation, including the review and analysis of aggregate data for adverse events. Any safety concern identified as part of this review, as well as any appropriate action in response, will be promptly notified to Regulatory Authorities, Ethics Committees and Investigators, as appropriate.; Reported Cause(s) of Death: resident expired
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