Ukraine recorded fourth death after Covishield vaccination

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In the Lviv region, a 63-year-old man died the day after being vaccinated against coronavirus with the drug Covishield, a joint development of AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. This was announced on Saturday, April 17, by the head of the region Maxim Kozitsky on his Facebook.

“Today (April 16 – Ed.) A 63-year-old man died. According to the Health Department of the Lviv Regional Administration, on April 15, 2021, a man was vaccinated against COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca / Covishield vaccine. The death was reported as an adverse event after immunization, as the death occurred within 30 days of being vaccinated against COVID-19, ”the politician wrote.

The circumstances of the man’s death will be reviewed by the Regional Post-Vaccination Adverse Events Team.

The death of a resident of the Lviv region was the fourth case of death in Ukraine after being vaccinated with the Indian-made Covishield vaccine.

So, on April 8, it became known that after vaccination against coronavirus, the former first deputy head of the Vinnitsa regional state administration, Oleksandr Kruchenyuk, brother of the People’s Deputy and the former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, died.

On April 4, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered that half of the country’s adult population be vaccinated against coronavirus by the end of this year.

Vaccination in Ukraine began at the end of February with the Indian-made Covishield drug developed by AstraZeneca in cooperation with the University of Oxford. On March 25, the first batch of CoronaVac vaccine from the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech in the amount of 215 thousand doses arrived in Ukraine.