Nurse dies after Sinovac jab

Nurse dies after Sinovac jab

A 45-year-old nurse died from Covid-19 on Sunday, less than a week after getting her first shot of Sinovac vaccine.

The death of Uraiwan Chantharaplin was announced by the Samutsakhon Hospital where she worked.

The nurse came down with fever, a cough and a sore throat on July 25. She was tested with the result given the next day confirming she had contracted Covid-19.

On July 27, she was admitted to the Samutsakhon Hospital after taking care of her mother and niece who were both infected and were being treated in the same hospital.

Uraiwan was put on respirator before being placed in ICU. On July 30, she was referred to Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok where she died two days later.

Uraiwan died less than a week after receiving her first dose of Sinovac vaccine on July 20, which is the reason her immunity against the virus had not built up.

She was the first medical worker to have died from Covid-19 at the Samutsakhon Hospital. About 200 medical workers there have fallen ill from the virus so far although most of them did not have severe symptoms.

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  • announce: to tell people something officially, especially about a decision, plans, etc - ประกาศ, แจ้ง, แจ้งให้ทราบ
  • cough: forcing air up through your throat with a sudden noise, especially when you have a cold - การไอ
  • fever: an abnormally high body temperature - ไข้
  • ICU (noun): the department of a hospital for people who are so ill or badly injured that they need to have special medical care and be watched very closely - ห้องดูแลผู้ป่วยหนักในโรงพยาบาล
  • immunity: protected from a disease naturally by the body - ภูมิคุ้มกันโรค, ภูมิต้านทานโรค
  • niece: a daughter of your brother or sister, or a daughter of your husband’s or wife’s brother or sister - หลานสาว
  • respirator: a piece of equipment used to help someone breathe - เครื่องช่วยหายใจ
  • severe: very serious and unpleasant - รุนแรง
  • sore throat: a pain at the back of your mouth - เจ็บคอ
  • symptom: a sign that someone has an illness - อาการ
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