Kenya Denies Reports of Death from Covid Vaccination

Kenya Denies Reports of Death from Covid Vaccination

Kenya’s drug authority says no death has been reported in Kenya from people who have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board’s deputy director Dr Peter Ikamati says a deceased health care worker, who had taken the vaccine, is believed to have had a miscarriage and died.

He says all reported cases that have adverse event after immunisation are under investigation and none of them has resulted into fatal outcomes.

The ministry has also not recorded any rare cases of blood clots as is being reported in some European countries.

According to worldometer Covid-19 update, Kenya with a population of 54,672,609 has recorded a total number of 141,365 infected cases, 2,276 deaths and 41,895 active cases.

More than 300,000 people have received their first doses of the vaccine in the country.

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