Two individuals from the Gampaha District have died two days after being vaccinated and the Epidemiology Unit is to investigate as to whether it could be attributed to the vaccine, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said there is a particular procedure to find out whether it had any link to the vaccine.
“We are currently investigating to ascertain whether these deaths were due to the vaccination,” Dr. Herath said.
Divulapitiya police said a 57-year-old person who was administered with the vaccine two days ago, was pronounced dead today on admission to the District Hospital Divulapitiya.
The deceased was a resident of Wewagedara. He was admitted to the hospital due to a sudden illness.
The second death has also been reported from the Gampaha District and more information about him are yet to be received. (Sheain Fernandopulle and Pushpakumara Mallawarachchi)