Kenya’s drug authority has denied rumors that a Kenyan has died as a result of taking the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board’s deputy director Dr. Peter Ikamati said the death of a Kenyan health worker, who had taken the vaccine, may have been caused by a miscarriage.
“The board wishes to clarify that there was a misreporting of an adverse event following immunization as fatal. All reported cases that have adverse event after immunization are under investigation and none of them has resulted into fatal outcomes,” the board’s chief executive, Fred Siyoi, said in a statement.
It was learned that the deceased was a nurse working in one of the hospitals in Uasin Gishu in western Kenya.