A Florida medical facility has confirmed two patients died after a patient there became sick during a flu vaccination program.
The Palm Beach Post reported Friday that the patient died of complications from the H1N1 strain of the coronavirus.
Officials have said there are no other confirmed cases of the virus.
“This incident is under investigation and is being referred to the local, state and federal authorities for further action,” the Palm Beach County Health Department said in a statement Friday.
A medical team is continuing to gather more information, and will make an announcement in due course.
In the meantime, the hospital said patients in the ICU will receive “appropriate medical care.”
Florida is one of several states that have enacted restrictions on the H2N2 vaccine program.
Florida has not yet implemented the same restrictions as the rest of the country.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying it is “aware of the report of two deaths associated with the H5N1 vaccine in the Miami area.”
The agency said it is working with state health departments and local health departments to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths.