By The Nation
The doctor in Samut Sakhon Hospital, 28, had an adverse reaction after receiving the vaccine on March 2. She suffered mild dizziness for 30 minutes and 2-3 hours later the symptoms started to worsen with nausea and vomiting. She also had diarrhoea, which is a symptom related to Covid-19 infection, but her symptoms improved the next day.
The expert committee considered that the woman's condition was not caused by a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, but to adverse effects. However, she can still get a second dose of vaccine.
“After assessing all symptoms, it was found that the symptoms eased after the first 30 minutes. She did not have a state of shock. Therefore, we can conclude that it was not a severe shock or allergy to the vaccine, but just the side-effects," said Dr Jurai Wongsawat, a senior expert in prevention medicine,
Overall in the past four days, Thailand has vaccinated 13,464 people with Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine in 13 provinces. After vaccination, 119 people reported adverse reactions -- 59 people has inflammation in the injected area, one had muscle ache, 19 had nausea, two had fever, six cases of chills, one felt fatigued, and 11 had angina.