Doctors have ruled out a link between a Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine given to a 63-year-old man and his death two days later.
The Department of Health revealed that the 63-year-old man had received the vaccine on February 26 at Kwun Chung Sports Centre in Jordan.
He was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 28 after suffering shortness of breath and died on the same day with respiratory diseases after failed resuscitation attempts.
Hospital deputy chief executive Dr Johnny Chan Wai-man told the press that no signs of allergic reactions were detected during the resuscitation attempts.
He further said that none of the patient’s conditions that day could be associated with inoculation.
Tim Wong, a 59-year-old man who received the first shot of Sinovac Covid-19, said: “ I do feel slightly dizzy and lightheaded after receiving the vaccine, but other than that I am all good.
“I have full confidence in Chinese vaccines. The death of the 63-year-old man was just a rare case.”
Professor Ivan Hung Fan-ngai, Co-convenor of the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation said that the man had suffered from four risk factors of coronary artery disease.
Other factors includes his smoking habit, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure, and high blood glucose levels. It could pose threats to his health even without the vaccine.
Vincent Mak, a 33-year-old businessman said: “ I have to go on business trips regularly. Many countries announced few travel restrictions on business travelers during the pandemic.
“I feel safe and worry less after receiving the vaccine. Traveling around the world won’t be a problem in the near future. ”
Sabrina Lau, a 16-year-old teenager said: “ Most vaccines have their side effects. However, I will choose to receive the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine instead of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine.