Ministry of health to investigate death of student post Covid vaccination

Mustafa Adnan Khalaf was student of class 12 of a high school in Daquq, south of Kirkuk. Photo circulated on social media

By KirkukNow

The Iraqi ministry of health said a team is to investigate the death of a high school student in Kirkuk only 48 hours following Covid vaccination, a procedure imposed by Kirkuk health department lately via its mobile teams.

Mustafa Adnan Kahlaf, was student of class 12 in a high school of Daquq district south of Kirkuk. On Thursday, November 25th, he has received Covid vaccination with classmates.

Khalaf felt sick and was taken to hospital.

A relative of Khalaf said he has taken Pfizer-BionTech vaccine on Thursday at school yet he fell ill in the evening.

“His family took him to Azadi hospital in Kirkuk and received treatment but he passed away Saturday morning.”

A classmate of Khalaf said, “we all received the vaccine and have not noticed that Mustafa had any problem or was sick. We all were vaccinated and we are all ok.”

we all received the vaccine and have not noticed that Mustafa had any problem or was sick. We all were vaccinated and we are all ok

Kirkuk local health officials and Azadi hospital denied to comment as the case is under investigation. The investigations to declare whether Khalaf has any other diseases or the vaccination was the incentive.

As part of the plan by the Iraqi ministry of health, Kirkuk health department has decided to vaccinate all students aged 12 above via its mobile teams at school. Unwilling students and teachers had to submit a negative test each week.

The administration of Kirkuk issued a circular to all its departments to ban the unvaccinated from entry to state departmetns in order to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, extensively effective in government departments since the beginning of this week.

Iraqi ministry of health said 30% of targeted communities have been vaccinated as over seven million Iraqis received Covid 19 vaccine while the world races to curb Omicron new variant popped up south Africa.

Only 300,000 Kirkukis out of 1.6 million population have received the Covid vaccination as a campaing of misinformation and disinformation encourage people to reject vaccination under claims it leads to death and impotence.

Located 238 kilometers north of Baghdad, the oil-rich city of Kirkuk is an ethnically mixed province for 1.6 million Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmen, Muslims, Christians and Kaka'is. It has long been at the center of disputes between Baghdad and the Erbil.

Early November, the Iraqi Ministry of Health based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO has decided to grant the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine to starting from 12 years and over, coinciding with the start of the new school year on November 1, 2021.

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