A man in his 40s with a history of high blood pressure was found dead in Denpasar today, a couple of days after he reportedly received a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca.
The man, identified as MAM, was found dead and alone in the room he rented at a boarding house (kost). MAM’s body was found when a friend visited him, who said the deceased had a history of high blood pressure.
Officials in Bali have yet to put out a statement regarding the matter, but reports from local media outlets quoting the chief of the village where MAM lived said that he got his vaccine shot on Saturday.
“The victim named [MAM] is 42 years old and originally from Gorontalo. Previously he was vaccinated on Saturday, May 22, 2021,” Batu Bintang village chief, Nyoman Mahardika, said.
Nyoman said the AstraZeneca vaccines were used for the village.
The potential link between MAM’s death and the AstraZeneca vaccine has yet to be established by health authorities at this point.