DOH: Probe into death of three kids vaccinated vs. COVID-19 underway

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) — Experts are investigating the cause of death of three kids vaccinated against COVID-19, a Health official said on Saturday.

According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, initial reports from regional surveillance and epidemiology units said one of the vaccinated minors died from pneumonia, another from dengue, and the other from pulmonary tuberculosis. She did not say where the fatalities were recorded.

“These are initial diagnoses. Ito po ay pinag-aaralang maigi ngayon ng ating mga eksperto para makapagbigay ng kaliwanagan kung ito po ay dahil sa bakuna o hindi,” she said in a briefing.

[Translation: These are being thoroughly studied by our experts so we can shed light on whether or not their deaths were caused by the vaccines.]

Vergeire also said that so far, experts have not yet found causal links between COVID-19 vaccination and deaths in the country.