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Bareilly: Elderly man dies hours after Covid vax

BAREILLY: A 75-year-old man who was administered Covid vaccine at a community health centre in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly died a few hours after the jab on Tuesday evening. The man was suffering from chronic tuberculosis and vomited blood, and passed away.
District immunization officer Dr RN Singh said that the “family didn’t have any complaint against the vaccine”.
The elderly man was a resident of Jhaunagla locality. He was suffering from comorbidities. On Tuesday morning, he went to a community health centre in Majhgawan for vaccination. After the jab, he remained under observation for 30 minutes and returned home.
He fell ill in the afternoon and his condition soon worsened. He was rushed to a Bareilly hospital by his family. He vomited blood in the ambulance and died on the way.
A team of doctors visited his house to collect the details.
When contacted, Dr RN Singh told TOI, “The elderly man was suffering from tuberculosis. The family said that he was already unwell. They didn’t want to do an autopsy. The vaccine was given to over 6,400 people on that day and others are all well.”
This is the third such case in western UP in a week.
A woman, 58, from Bijnor had died a few hours after getting first jab on Monday. She had also vomited blood. She started campaigning for this month’s state panchayat elections – hours after the jab.
A farmer, aged 62, had died in Agra on April 2, a day after vaccination. He was administered the first dose and developed high fever.
Later, he lost his speech and appetite and passed away. The autopsy report stated that he “died of cardiac arrest”. Agra CMO Dr RC Pandey ruled out the possibility of any vaccine side effects.

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