OREANDA-NEWS. A Philippine resident dies of coronavirus after being vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination was not the cause of death, according to the republic's health ministry.

The Ministry of Health of the country said that on March 15, a person who was vaccinated against coronavirus died, his result on COVID-19 turned out to be positive.

A statement posted on the agency's website said: “Regional and national post-immunization response committees were engaged to thoroughly investigate this case. Upon completion of the investigation, experts concluded that the death was caused by COVID-19 itself and not by the vaccine against COVID-19. Coronavirus vaccines themselves cannot cause COVID-19. "

According to the local publication Inquirer, the Ministry of Health separately confirmed that the deceased was a local health worker, but did not disclose more detailed information about the patient and vaccinations, as well as his gender.

It is reported that earlier in the Philippines began a campaign to vaccinate the population against coronavirus with the Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 from the pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech. The country also received doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the COVAX mechanism of the World Health Organization. A total of 1.125 million doses of vaccine arrived in the country - 600 thousand doses of CoronaVac (Sinovac) vaccine and 525.6 thousand doses of AstraZeneca.