The Incident Management System-IMS has termed as inaccurate media reports linking Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah, to confirmation of the death of a middle-aged man as the result of taking the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The IMS said the incident was a middle-aged woman who fainted after taking the jab of the J&J vaccine at the GSA Vaccination site even though she had earlier taken the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Accordingly, the female misinformed vaccinators that she had not taken any COVID-19 Vaccine.
The IMS said minutes after the incident, the Case Management team of the IMS responded to the patient and resuscitating her. The patient has fully recovered.
The Incident Management System has encouraged the media to facts check with relevant members of the IMS on key issues surrounding ongoing COVID-19 Response efforts as partners to eliminating the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic.
However, the system said prior to the commencement of the COVID-19 Vaccination, the Incident Management System, continues to encourage the general public, especially those who had taken the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to refrain from taking any of the doses of the J&J vaccine.