Health Ministry investigating death of man hours after taking AstraZeneca vaccine
KREM News confirmed with the Ministry of Health and Wellness earlier today that a man who we are told was 53 years old died some 4 hours after receiving a first shot of the COVID-19 Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
The report is that the shot was administered in Belize City. It is unknown at this time if he had any health issues.
The Ministry official we spoke with this afternoon told us they had just gotten the report and an investigation has been launched as part of their vaccine rollout surveillance.
Up until Wednesday, April 7, a total of 23,958 people had received their first shot of the COVID-19 Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. To date no severe side effects have been reported.
On Wednesday alone, a total of 1,891 people got the jab.