Lampang woman dies after getting vaccine shot
A 26-year-old woman in Lampang died after receiving her first shot of vaccine.
Kanyarat Saengsawang, 26, died on Monday in Muang district after getting her first shot of the Sinovac vaccine on Sept 24 and has had constant critical allergic reactions.
Metikan Insang, 50, her mother, said Ms Kanyarat had a fever, exhaustion and tight chest after her vaccination and her symptoms grew worse.
On the night of Oct 12, she was taken to a hospital, but was asked by staff to return the next day. Two days later, she was hospitalised again, but her condition worsened and she died on Monday. Doctors said she died of infections and low blood pressure.
Ms Metikan blamed the vaccine for her death.
Meanwhile, the Department of Medical Services said the central vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station has opened for vaccination bookings for AstraZeneca booster doses for fully-vaccinated people from Oct 28. It will start giving jabs on Nov 1.
Foreigners can book a cross-jab of Sinovac and AstraZeneca from today to Oct 31 and can receive their shots during that time.
The Covid-19 information centre reported that 68,122,003 doses were rolled out from Feb 28 to Oct 20. By Monday 474,097 people received their first shots, 485,263 received second shots and 35,421 had received their booster doses.