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Elderly woman dies two hours after taking COVID jab

Team Udayavani, Mar 16, 2021, 6:47 PM IST

Bengaluru: A woman from Kanakapura taluk died within two hours of taking the Covishield vaccine on Tuesday morning.

As per the district health officials, the 73-year-old woman went around 11.15 am to take the vaccination at Paduvanagere Government Hospital, Maralavadi Hobli, Kanakapura Taluk, Ramanagara district. After taking the vaccination, she was under observation for 30 minutes, during which she did not show any side effects.

“During her observation period, there were no side effects seen. After this, she left the hospital and we got the information that she passed away at 1.15 pm. I have met the family and the body has been further sent for post mortem. We are going to wait for the post mortem reports,” said the DHO.

This is the sixth death in the state among people who have taken the jab. Out of the six deaths, one was a 43-year-old male D-group worker of a government hospital in Ballari. The second was a 58-year-old doctor attached to a medical college in Shivamogga. The third was a 33-year-old ASHA worker from Belagavi. The fourth death was a 56-year-old waterman from Chikkaballapur who died eight days after taking the jab.

The most recent death occurred in Bengaluru on February 28 when a 71-year-old man who worked as a security guard at a private clinic near Konanakunte died 18 days after taking the first dose.

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