A 35-year-old female medical worker in Vietnam has died from anaphylaxis after being injected with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, in a “very rare” case of adverse reaction to the drug, the country’s health ministry has announced.
The woman, who was a member of staff at the Tan Chau Regional General Hospital in the southern An Giang province, died from anaphylaxis on Friday. She received her first dose of the Anglo-Swedish jab at the hospital on Thursday morning and subsequently died from anaphylactic shock.
“This is a very rare case in the vaccination against Covid-19,” the ministry said in the statement.
As of Friday, more than 747,800 people in Vietnam had been administered AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria vaccine, according to health ministry data.
Confirmation of the death comes as Vietnam, which…
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