Elderly woman died in Greece shortly after COVID-19 vaccination

An elderly woman died in Greece shortly after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to preliminary reports, she was chronically ill. This was reported on March 30 by the website Naftemporiki.

“A 65-year-old woman was found unconscious half an hour after a coronavirus vaccination she received at the Ileon Medical Center (a district in northern Athens. – Ed.). After the vaccination, she waited a quarter of an hour, as indicated in the protocol, and then left. A few minutes later she was found half-conscious outside the medical center and doctors took her there, where she died,” the newspaper said.

The cause of her death is currently being investigated. The woman reportedly suffered from chronic illnesses.

In Greece, people under the age of 65 are vaccinated with a drug from the company AstraZeneca. The country uses vaccines that have been recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – from Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

On February 23, it was reported that Greek health officials reported five serious side effects after the coronavirus vaccination. According to the chairman of the National Committee on Vaccination, professor emeritus of pediatrics Maria Theodoridou, side effects are associated with anaphylactic reactions.

Earlier on March 30, it became known that Berlin authorities suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, they are waiting for expert recommendations. The German regulator recommended the government to allow the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine only among citizens over 60 years old.