(Sungai Petani, 18 March) Earlier this afternoon, a female nurse died of a heart attack several days after being vaccinated. It was being speculated that the cause of death was caused by the vaccine itself but it was confirmed that the cause of death was due to a heart attack based on the results from the forensic autopsy report, as informed by Kuala Muda District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Adzli Abu Shah.
The deceased was a 45-year old married woman who worked as a nurse at the Penang Hospital and resided at Sungai Petani. As a frontliner, the deceased was vaccinated just five days ago on 12 March.
Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham has also denied that the cause of death was due to the vaccine received. He also confirmed that the Ministry of Health will be making an announcement regarding this matter shortly.
Up to this point, there has been no deaths reported upon vaccination in Malaysia.
The Ministry of Health has urged the public to remain calm and not to panic.
More to come…