A 46-year-old man has passed away eight days after receiving his second dose of the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, marking the 29th death under the city’s mass inoculation drive.
The man was rushed to Mui Wo General Outpatient Clinic yesterday afternoon after being found unconscious at home. He was certified dead later that day.
The man was said to be a smoker and has a history of hypertension.
He received his second dose of the BioNTech
shot at a community vaccination center on April 27, and there was no record that the man complained of feeling unwell during observation at the center.
Department of Health said the case would be referred to the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following Covid-19 Immunisation.
So far, Hong Kong has recorded 29 deaths after receiving coronavirus vaccines, 22 of which received Sinovac jabs, while the other seven received BioNTech