Taiwan Reports 11 Deaths Linked to AstraZeneca Vaccination

Taiwan has reported 11 cases of deaths that were linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine, its Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported.

According to the results from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 11 cases of deaths following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine have been reported.

Eight of these cases were people aged 75 and older. Most cases of death were elderly people with chronic diseases.

However, CECC emphasized that as of now, no cases of death have been confirmed to be linked to the vaccine.

“The CECC will continue to monitor adverse reaction events following vaccination,” it said in a statement.

CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang said that there were 33 suspected adverse related to the vaccination, of which 28 of them were related to the AstraZeneca vaccine including 12 serious adverse reactions, while five were associated with the Moderna vaccine, including two serious adverse events.

As of June 16, a total of 1,133,515 people were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Taiwan.

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