A doctor in Florida died several weeks after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Investigators are trying to determine if his death last Monday was related to the vaccine he received on Dec. 18.
According to USA Today, the Miami Beach OB-GYN, Dr. Gregory Michael, died after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, which apparently resulted from a lack of platelets.
The Florida Department of Health said that the Miami medical examiners are investigating his death to determine any connection to the vaccine.
“The CDC and FDA are responsible for reviewing COVID-19 vaccine safety data and presenting that information for federal recommendations on vaccine administration,” communications director Jason Mahon said in an email to USA Today. “The state will continue to provide all available information to the CDC as they lead this investigation,” the statement continued.
Dr. Michael’s wife, Heidi Neckelmann, said he sought emergency care three days after the shot because he had dots on his skin that indicated internal bleeding.
The condition called thrombocytopenia results from a lower-than-normal number of platelets, which help the blood to clot, which led to his stroke, Neckelmann said in a Facebook post.