On 2nd April 2021, tears of melancholy filled a family in Uasin Gishu county after their kin who was also pregnant died immediately after taking COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Pharmacy and poisons board(PPB) now says, a probe has been launched after the incident, however, according to Dr Peter Ikamati the deputy director ,PER at PPB , the death could have been caused by a miscarriage and not the vaccine.
He further noted that, the board will release a statement on the incident that caused scare among Kenyans.
“What we can say is it was a misreport, an expectant female got a miscarriage, it happened within period of being given vaccine. Miscarriage could have happened, it does not have to be linked to the shot.
“Because of the gravity of the matter, when a severe case is reported, PPB will follow up within 24hours.” he said on Wednesday morning.
DR. Ikamati also added that, 279 people had adverse effects after taking the vaccine, with 7 others experiencing severe symptoms.
The ministry of health also said 370,000 Kenyans have so far been vaccinated against Coronavirus , with Lamu recording the lowest number of people at 262.
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“You can get vaccinated today and it does not mean you can’t suffer any other effects such as hypertension or diarrhea…If this happens after the vaccine, it may not mean such effects were caused by the vaccine,” said Dr. Collins Tabu, Head of Immunization, Ministry of Health. More