Four people died in Vietnam after taking the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine (Vero Cell), after suffering an adverse allergic reaction, health officials announced on Friday.
The four people who lost their lives all worked at a shoe company in central Thanh Hóa Province, according to reports. The cause of death in all cases has been identified as anaphylaxis – a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
The workers were inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine on Tuesday. Two of them died on Wednesday morning, one died later the same day, and the four one was confirmed on Friday.
On Thursday, experts from the Health Ministry affirmed that they found no trace of mishandling during the transportation or storage of vaccine doses, noting that the deaths were due to “anaphylactic shock”.