South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine
South Africa's health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country.
South Africa Confirms Causal Link Between Death and COVID-19 Vaccine
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Thursday confirmed that a person died as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine. SAHPRA’s chief executive officer, Dr. Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, said this was the country’s first death causally linked to an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. To date, the health regulator assessed around 160 people who “possibly died” after getting the jab, but it had not see…