CDO man dies after vaccination

Gerry Lee Gorit - The Philippine Star

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — A 73-year-old resident of this city died yesterday, just minutes after getting his first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine here.

Dr. Julius Bernado of the city health office said engineer Zoilo Joaquin Burcillo of Zone 3, Barangay Agusan listed some comorbidities before his vaccination schedule yesterday.

“That is why he was part of the (priority) list, as a senior citizen with comorbidities,” Bernado said, noting that Burcillo’s blood pressure registered 170/80 prior to vaccination.

He added that Burcillo was advised to rest first before the jab was administered.

Burcillo reportedly complained of difficulty in breathing before collapsing at the observation area where vaccinees were brought after getting their shots.

“He was taken to the JR Borja General Hospital where he was proclaimed dead. Certainly, this will be investigated. We want to know what happened,” said City Mayor Oscar Moreno.


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