Gurugram Healthcare Worker Dies Days After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine; Autopsy Awaited

On Friday, a woman healthcare worker died in Gurugram in Haryana, days after she had received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Shivangi Thapa
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A female healthcare worker died in Gurugram, Haryana, on Friday days after she had received a COVID-19 vaccine. However, an official said there was nothing yet suggests any link with the vaccination. The cause of death is still unknown and the body has been sent for an autopsy.


The 55-year-old woman died at her Gurugram home. Chief Medical Officer of Gurugram, Virender Yadav told PTI, "She had been administered COVID-19 vaccination on January 16. Her family reported her sudden death at her home today, but there is nothing yet to suggest and link with the vaccination".

He further added that they have sent her viscera for investigation and details will be known once the report is out.

The worker was brought dead at the Medanta hospital. On the day the vaccine was administered, her body did not show any reaction.

About The Vaccination Drive

In Haryana, vaccination against COVID-19 began on Saturday. A number of health workers, who are the leading warriors in the battle against the pandemic, got the shots on the opening day.

India began its vaccination drive on January 16, with priority been given to frontline workers and healthcare workers including sanitation workers who are approximately 3 crores. After this, people above 50 years of age and people with co-morbidities will be vaccinated. Approximately 27 crores of people will be vaccinated in the second drive. Read more about it here

Biotech had also released a fact sheet specifying who could and could not get the vaccine shots. People below 18 years of age are not supposed to take the vaccine. A person who has symptoms or has been tested positive for COVID-19 must take the shot only 4-8 weeks after recovery. Further, no vaccine trials will be administered on women who are pregnant, lactating, or expecting pregnancy. Read more about it here

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