AT LEAST 18 vaccinated individuals in Cebu who experienced serious adverse reactions following their vaccination against the Covid-19 have died; but the Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) stressed the deaths have no direct link or causality to the vaccine.
Mary Jean Loreche, VVOC spokesperson, said the 18 deaths were among 31 mortalities in Central Visayas logged on VigiFlow, the country’s database of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs), as of Sept. 14, 2021.
These 18 verified AEFI deaths in Cebu represent only .0017 percent of the 1,009,073 individuals already inoculated in Cebu with the first dose of the vaccine.
A total of 782,526 have been fully vaccinated in the entire Cebu as of Sept. 15.
In Metro Cebu alone composed of the local government units (LGUs) of Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Talisay City, City of Naga, Minglanilla, Consolacion, and Cordova, the number of eligible vaccinees total 1,818,312.