Covid-19: No health workers have died from vaccines, says Health DG

PUTRAJAYA: There have been no cases of deaths caused by Covid-19 vaccines among health workers, the Health Ministry (MOH) has clarified.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the ministry is aware of social media posts claiming that there are deaths of MOH staff that are linked to Covid-19 vaccines.

“The MOH is investigating these allegations and we will inform the public of the results once the investigations are completed," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme began on Feb 24, with phase one involving healthcare workers, those in essential services and defence forces and then launched into its second phase on Monday (April 19).

“As of now, there have been no reports of deaths caused by Covid-19 vaccines, ” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement on Wednesday (April 21).

He urged the public not to spread information from unverified sources.

“Sharing such posts will cause public confusion. Refer to the ministry’s official social media pages, or contact the Crisis and Preparedness Response Centre (CPRC) for verified information, ” he said.

As of April 20, a total of 1,210,779 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country.

Of that total, 748,444 are first doses, while 462,335 people have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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