Thursday 25 February 2021

No indications that vaccines are causing deaths, says side effects agency


Medical side effects monitor Lareb said on Tuesday that it has not yet seen any indications that side effects from the various coronavirus vaccinations in use in the Netherlands are causing deaths.

So far, over one million vaccinations have been given in the Netherlands and 5,068 reports of side effects have been made to the Lareb lab. Most of the complaints are expected side effects such as muscle pain, headaches, feeling unwell and reactions at the injection site, Lareb said.

There have been 65 reports of deaths following vaccination with corona vaccines to date, all of which concern elderly people with serious underlying health problems. All but 10 were over the age of 80.

‘For the majority, the underlying health problems are the most obvious explanation for their deaths,’ Lareb said.

In total, 26 people have also reported serious allergic reactions

The pattern of reactions to the vaccines is unchanged since Lareb began publishing weekly updates in January, the agency said.

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