A 71-year-old monk died a few hours after his vaccination against Covid19. Three other monks from Wat Samphanthawong Moranaphap were taken to hospital shortly after the vaccine was injected to be treated for a high fever. One of them complained of chest tightness and difficulty breathing.
An autopsy of the deceased monk should determine if his death is related to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Health authorities did not disclose which vaccine the monk had received.
The Nation reported that 60-year-old monks are being given the AstraZeneca vaccine, while the Sinovac vaccine is given to those aged 18 to 59.