The ministry yesterday (Apr 27) held a press conference after obtaining the results of the medical investigation report from its committee on Adverse Events Following Immunization.
“Her death has nothing to do with the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine. She experienced critical symptoms after eating a kind of supplementary food. It is seen as a coincidence,’” Taweesap Siraprapasiri, an expert at the Department of Disease Control said.
Dr Taweesap said that the committee yesterday forwarded the medical report of the case to the ministry after it had been submitted for investigation following a complaint from her relatives who were concerned that the death might be linked to the Sinovac vaccine she had recently been given.
Dr Taweesap said the woman got the vaccine on April 21 and one day later developed a severe headache and started vomiting 30 minutes after eating an unknown kind of food supplement.
She was admitted to hospital that day and her condition deteriorated. A team of doctors found that she had developed the most severe symptoms of encephalopathy (brain damage). She was pronounced dead on April 23. Her funeral rites are being held at a temple in her hometown of Ang Thong.