Elisa Granato, the first volunteer to take advantage of a jab in Oxford in the first European human trial of a coronavirus pandemic protective vaccine, has died. She died two days after being dispensed the vaccine, officials said and noted that an investigation was undertaken into the cause of death.
A statement from the researchers said that a few hours after taking the vaccine Elisa had complications and died while on admission.
Scientist Lisa Granato was one of the two who had received the jab. Four other volunteers are said to be battling complications because of the vaccine’s adverse reactions.
The four people are being monitored against any adverse effects of the vaccine, officials say.
After taking her shot, Elisa Granato told the BBC: “I am a scientist, so I wanted to try to support the scientific process wherever I could.” Researchers waiting to conduct an autopsy believe that Elisa had an underlying health condition that was not disclosed to health officials. “The four will be fine in critical conditions, and these are expected vaccine reactions, hence a trial.” the researchers revealed and added that these observations would help improve the vaccine before it becomes available for public use.
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