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Second person dies after getting BioNTech jab

2021-03-25 HKT 21:43
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  • Hong Kong has now reported the death of two people after they took the BioNTech jab. Image: Shutterstock
    Hong Kong has now reported the death of two people after they took the BioNTech jab. Image: Shutterstock
A 59-year-old man died on Thursday, a week after getting the BioNTech coronavirus jab.

He was found unconscious by hikers in Sai Kung and was sent by the Government Flying Service to Eastern Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Department of Health said he appeared to be fine while getting the jab at an inoculation centre in San Po Kong last Thursday.

Authorities will investigate the cause of death.

He is the eleventh person in Hong Kong to die after a Covid vaccination. Nine of the cases involved Sinovac and two involved BioNTech.

A panel of experts said the previous deaths were probably caused by pre-existing health conditions, instead of the jabs.