2 people die in South Korea after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine – Reports



Two Korean citizens, who had multiple underlying diseases, died after receiving AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, media on Wednesday, citing officials.
Both were receiving treatment at long-term care hospitals in the province of Gyeonggi, which form the Seoul Capital Area.

According to state news agency Yonhap, the first person was in their 50s.

Hours after being vaccinated on Tuesday morning, the patient began to show of heart failure and experienced difficulty in breathing but recovered after receiving care.

However, the recurred the next morning and led to the person’s death.
The second person — a 63-year-old man with cerebrovascular disease — also died on Wednesday morning, four days after receiving the injection.

He had shown severe , such as a high fever and pain all over the body, since the day following the vaccination.
Health officials are yet to establish whether the deaths were caused by side effects from the vaccine, the news agency added.

Korea uses the AstraZeneca vaccine for staff and patients in nursing homes but has banned it for senior citizens aged 65 and older, as data on the vaccine’s effects on the latter was insufficient. (Sputnik/NAN)