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Dr Keshav Sharma

Health authorities in Ireland are debunking claims that the death of a Trinidad and Tobago doctor at the Wexford General Hospital, Ireland, was linked to him receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr Keshav Sharma, son of former T&T Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma, died on January 10 days after receiving the vaccine.

One social media post shared more than 300 times claimed that the doctor was “found dead after Covid vaccine” and linked his death with his vaccination a number of days before.

However, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), the regulatory body for medicines in Ireland, confirmed there have been no reports of deaths for which there were concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The HPRA has not received a report of a fatality for which there is concern that a COVID-19 vaccine had a contributory role,” the HPRA told TheJournal.ie.