First Person Dies in Slovakia Following Vaccination against COVID-19

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Bratislava, January 26 (TASR) – The first person died in Slovakia following vaccination against the novel coronavirus, TASR was told by State Institute for Drug Supervision (SUKL) spokesperson Magdalena Jurkemikova on Tuesday.

It was a 79-year-old man who suffered from several chronic diseases, which were identified by autopsy as the main cause of his death. However, moderate side effects of the vaccination – fever and weakness – contributed to the overall deterioration of this patient’s health condition, said Jurkemikova, adding that similar cases have appeared in several European countries.