POMONA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 78-year-old woman died after receiving the
Pfizer vaccine at Cal Poly Pomona, but her death is not believed to be
related to that shot, according to officials.
The woman received the shot Friday afternoon and was being observed when
she started complaining of feeling discomfort and lost consciousness,
according to a statement from Dr. Michael E. Morris, physician director of Kaiser Permanente's Southern California's COVID-19 vaccination program,
which runs the site.
Paramedics on scene rendered aid to the woman "but she ultimately could
not be revived."
"Her cause of death has not been determined; however, there were no signs
or symptoms of a severe allergic or anaphylactic reaction," Morris said in
The woman's family says she had a history of heart-related illness. Her
husband of 57 years also received the vaccination and is still urging
people to get the vaccine, adding that he intends to get his second dose
in a few weeks.
Kaiser says the site will remain open and vaccinations will continue as
long as supplies are available.
"On behalf of everyone involved in the vaccine site, led by Kaiser
Permanente, we extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to her
family," Morris said.