A 63-year-old man died two days after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine shot. Here’s what officials say

, A 63-year-old man died two days after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine shot. Here’s what officials say
  • Officials say vaccine link uncertain after HK man dies 2 days after Covid-19 jab.
  • The man had developed acute breathing difficulties.
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A 63-year-old man in Hong Kong died two days after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine shot, the Department of Health said in a statement, although it remains uncertain whether there is a direct link between his death and the shot for coronavirus.

The statement came after several media outlets reported that a 63-year-old man, who received China’s Sinovac shot on Feb 26, died two days afterwards. The Department of Health said the man developed acute breathing difficulties and died on Feb 28.

It did not say which vaccine the man received.

Global health authorities have praised the fast development of safe and effective Covid vaccines, but have warned people with serious underlying health conditions to take medical advice first.

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