27-Year-Old Resident Doctor Dies Months After Receiving COVID Vaccine

A 27-year-old man who was administering COVID vaccines in Chicago suddenly died just months after he took his second dose of the Pfizer shot.

Joshimar Henry, a resident doctor working with the PGY1 program (pharmacy) at Humboldt Park Health in Chicago, Illinois, was “honored to be a part of administering the 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine to the first 5 recipients in Chicago.”

“While I understand the hesitancy of many regarding receiving the vaccine, I’d like to encourage all those who qualify to be vaccinated. Initially I was also hesitant but was reassured with some research and clarifying my doubt through reading,” Henry wrote in a January Facebook post.

He continued, “Many of my colleagues likewise have received the vaccine and have not experienced any severe side effects. I have received the vaccine myself and only experienced shoulder soreness thus far. I do believe that the benefits of this vaccine certainly outweigh the risks given its low side effect profile. Be safe everyone and continue to practice social distancing.”


Henry was seen administering a vaccine in a screenshot of the ABC 7 Chicago report he shared on Facebook.