By ASYRAF KAMIL
Published FEBRUARY 18, 2021
Updated FEBRUARY 18, 2021
SINGAPORE — A 72-year-old Singaporean man was admitted to intensive care at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Tuesday (Feb 16) night after suffering from cardiac arrest. The authorities stressed though, that there is no indication that it is related to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine he had received earlier in the day.
In a news release on Thursday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that it was alerted to the incident by TTSH on Wednesday.
MOH said that the man — who has a history of cancer, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia, a condition related to abnormal cholesterol — had received his first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday morning.Based on the hospital’s initial assessment, “there is no indication that the cardiac arrest was due to (the) Covid-19 vaccination”, MOH added.
Further tests are being conducted by the medical team to establish the cause of the man’s cardiac arrest.
Before getting his jab, the man had been assessed by trained healthcare personnel to be suitable for the Covid-19 vaccination, MOH said.
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No indication that COVID-19 vaccine caused cardiac arrest in elderly Singaporean man: MOH
18 Feb 2021 07:42PM
(Updated: 18 Feb 2021 08:00PM)
SINGAPORE: A 72-year-old Singaporean man who received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine later suffered a cardiac arrest, but there is no indication that it was due to the vaccination, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (Feb 18).
The man received the jab on Tuesday morning and suffered a cardiac arrest that night. He has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
“He had received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Feb 16 morning, but based on TTSH’s initial assessment, there is no indication that the cardiac arrest was due to COVID-19 vaccination,” said MOH, adding that it was alerted to the case by the hospital on Feb 17.
A medical team is conducting further tests to establish the cause of the cardiac arrest.
The man has a history of cancer, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia, said MOH.
“The World Health Organization has found no evidence that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine contributes to an increased risk of death in the elderly,” it added.