The Kedah health department today denied that a female student in Baling had recently died due to her Covid-19 vaccination.
Its director Dr Othman Warijo said the department had investigated the matter and found that the allegation was not true.
“The investigation found that the girl was an SPM graduate and no longer a student. She received a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Sept 5, 2021 at the Dewan Tun Abdul Razak vaccination centre, Baling.
“She complained of stomach pain on Sept 19, 2021 and was given treatment at Hospital Baling. However, 20 days after she was vaccinated, which was on Sept 25, 2021, she was taken to Hospital Baling after becoming unconscious.
“Her health condition deteriorated and she was later pronounced dead,” Othman said in a statement today.
He said the body was taken to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah for an autopsy which found that she had died due to a ruptured thoracic aneurysm and that her death had nothing to do with the vaccine injection.
He extended the department’s condolences to the student’s family and advised the public not to believe unconfirmed news about Covid-19 and Covid-19 vaccines.