Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces a case of patient admitted to hospital after vaccination

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) made the following announcement today (March 2) regarding a patient admitted to hospital after vaccination:

     A male patient with chronic and respiratory diseases attended Accident and Emergency Department (AED) of QEH by himself at around 1.30am on February 28. The patient was conscious but suffered from shortness of breath, and reported that a COVID-19 vaccination was received on February 26. The patient was preliminarily diagnosed with bronchitis by AED doctor and was transferred to medical ward for further management at around 3am.

     The patient's condition deteriorated and resuscitation was performed by healthcare workers. The patient eventually succumbed at around 6am. The case has been referred to the Coroner to follow up. 

     The concerned departments reviewed the patient's case today and noticed the patient's COVID-19 vaccination history. The case was then reported to the hospital management, HA Head Office and the Department of Health according to the established mechanism.

Ends/Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Issued at HKT 23:18