Jan, 4th 2020 – Mexican authorities are studying the case of a 32-year-old female doctor who was hospitalized after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
The doctor, whose name has not been released, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a public hospital in the northern state of Nuevo Leon after she experienced seizures, difficulty breathing and a skin rash.
The Health ministry found out that the doctor has a known history of allergic reactions and said that there is no evidence from clinical trials that anyone has developed an inflammation of the brain after the vaccine’s application.
According to the ministry of health, the initial diagnosis is encephalomyelitis, which is an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
This comes at a time when Pfizer and BioNTech could not immediately be reached for a comment.
Mexico has recorded more than 126,500 deaths related to Covid-19 and with these high numbers, the country began its first round distributions of the Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers on the 24th of December 2020.
Maria Irene Ramirez, a 59-year-old nurse working at the General Hospital of Mexico City, Maria del Rosario Lora Lopez, a nurse at Covid-19 hospital in the city of Queretaro and Daniel Diaz Dominguez, a surgeon at a military hospital in the city of Toluca were among the first Mexicans to get the Pfizer’s vaccine.