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Pfizer doubts death of Brazilian teen linked to vaccination

Pfizer's Brazilian representative office commented on the death of a teenager, which may be associated with vaccination against coronavirus drug companies. This is reported by the local publication O Antagonista, which specializes in investigative journalism.

The publication published a statement from the company after a 16-year-old immunized with Pfizer's drug died in the state of Sao Paulo on September 2.

"Pfizer is aware of reports of rare cases of myocarditis and pericarditis, as well as other possible side effects of the RNA vaccine against COVID-19. Regarding the death in Sao Bernardo do Campo, the company is following [the investigation of the incident], but so far no causal link between the incident and the Pfizer drug has been established," the statement read.

Brazil's health ministry is currently checking to see if there was a link between the vaccination and the death of the minor. According to the ministry, 3.5 million adolescents in the country have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, of whom 1.5 thousand have had side effects, usually minor.

Earlier, the first death from the Pfizer vaccine was reported in New Zealand.

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