JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Two die after COVID-19 vaccination in north-central Vietnam

Two die after COVID-19 vaccination in north-central Vietnam

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 13:45 GMT+7
Two die after COVID-19 vaccination in north-central Vietnam
Thanh Hoa General Hospital in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Photo: Ha Dong / Tuoi Tre

Two workers died after getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Vietnam on Wednesday, with the exact cause still under investigation.

The medical center of Nong Cong District in Thanh Hoa Province, located in the north-central region, had inoculated workers of Kim Viet Shoe Company on Tuesday with the second shots of Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinopharm, according to the local pandemic control committee.

All workers had their health screened and were advised about the side effects in advance of the vaccinations.

Following the injections, several workers began to experience complications. 

Five of them suffered severe reactions, were diagnosed with anaphylactic shock, and were transferred to the Nong Cong District General Hospital before being taken to Thanh Hoa General Hospital.

Two of the workers died at 0:45 and 8:45 on Wednesday. 

The cause of their complications following the vaccinations is being investigated, according to the Thanh Hoa Department of Health.

The Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine, produced by China National Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd. (Sinopharm), was approved for emergency use in Vietnam in early June.

Thanh Hoa has recorded some 2,000 COVID-19 cases since the fourth coronavirus wave flared up in Vietnam in late April, including more than 1,000 recoveries and 12 deaths, according to the provincial health department’s statistics.

Around 2.4 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been given in the province, which has a population of 3.6 million, according to the national COVID-19 vaccination portal.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news