BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai health officials hurried to soothe public worries on Friday after verifying a man had actually passed away 10 days after getting a COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month.The cause of death was from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and rupture, senior health authorities Sopon Mekton said, adding the countrys vaccination project would continue.The guy was inoculated on March 3 and died on March 13.” I am positive this death is from the aneurysm and not associated to the vaccine,” Sopon informed a news conference.An AAA is the swelling of the main blood vessel that leads from the heart and ruptures can be fatal.The man, whose age was not revealed, had a pre-existing health condition and had undergone surgical treatment in January, stated health official Tawee Chotpitayasunond, explaining it as “a time bomb in the body”. Health Minster Anutin Charnvirakul urged the public to take vaccines.So far, Thailand has administered about 136,000 dosages of coronavirus vaccines, mostly utilizing those of Chinas Sinovac Biotech but AstraZeneca vaccines have actually likewise been given.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was the very first in Thailand to receive an AstraZeneca shot on March 16, which was delayed by several days after reports in Europe of embolism among some recipients.Those inoculated in Thailand so far have actually been frontline medical workers or groups seen as at risk due to potential exposure to the virus, or their age and pre-existing health conditions.Thailand has actually reported 28,577 coronavirus infections and 92 casualties.( Reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Martin Petty).
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