A team of Hong Kong experts said Monday that the second death in the city after Sinovac vaccines did not think it was related to the vaccine, as the autopsy report showed the recipient's cause of death was a 55-year-old woman. he was myocardial infarction and there was aortic rupture.
The woman accepted the Sinovac vaccine on March 2 and died of a stroke on Saturday. Ivan Hung Fan Ngai, co-chair of the committee that evaluated clinical cases of vaccines in Hong Kong, said at a press conference Monday that an autopsy report showed he had serious chronic illness, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Lee Cheuk Kwong, another co-organizer of the committee, said the documents showed that his symptoms were related to the suspension of insulin on its own.
A 71-year-old man who accepted the first shot on March 3, Another sensitive death was reported on Monday, Lee said the committee would review the information and decide the man's cause of death after the autopsy.
Hung noted that 4.4 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine were administered worldwide, and 56 deaths were reported outside of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong started mass vaccinations on February 26th.
Hong Kong will continue its vaccination program as planned, following reports of some deaths and sensitive side effects. Feng Duojia, president of the Chinese Vaccine Industry Association, told Global Times on Monday that data and vaccines from other regions, including mainland China, show that the quality of Sinovac's vaccine is not questioned.
Usually the side effects of vaccines do not occur more than an hour after vaccination, but three deaths occurred 2-4 days later, Feng explained, believing the deaths were just a coincidence with the vaccines.
"As the COVID-19 vaccine is the largest vaccination program in Hong Kong involving many people with various physical conditions, reports of adverse effects will continue to emerge as the program progresses, but as far as I can see the incidence is still within a normal scope. So you don't have to worry, "Feng said.