Viet Nam reports first death from anaphylaxis after COVID-19 vaccination
21:15 | 07/05/2021
VGP – A female health worker in the southern province of An Giang died from anaphylaxis on Friday after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.

The 35-year-old woman, who was working at Tan Chau Region General Hospital, got the vaccine jab on Thursday, said Tu Quoc Thuan, Director of the An Giang Provincial Department of Health.

After the injection, she went into shock and was treated by the hospital in accordance with the protocol and with support from experts and doctors of the An Giang Provincial General Hospital and Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital via online consultation.

She was then taken to the An Giang Provincial General Hospital and the Ministry of Health asked the Cho Ray Hospital to send intensive care specialists for emergency assistance, but she did not survive.

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction that occurs rarely after vaccination, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Viet Nam began the national COVID-19 vaccination program on March 8 and more than 747,800 people have been vaccinated to date.

The Southeast Asian nation has confirmed 3,137 COVID-19 cases, including 161 community infections from April 27, 2021 in 19 cities and provinces./.

By Quang Minh

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