4th US Site Pauses COVID-19 Vaccinations After Adverse Reactions
By Zachary Stieber | April 10, 2021 | www.theepochtimes.com
Injections at the Cumming Fairgrounds in Forsyth County have been halted after eight people experienced adverse reactions post-vaccination, the Georgia Department of Health said Friday. . . .
All eight received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. . . .
A site in Iowa also experienced post-vaccination adverse reactions, Georgia officials said Friday. . . .
‘No Cause for Concern’ After J&J Vaccine Causes Site to Shut Down in Colorado
By Jack Phillips | April 9, 2021 | www.theepochtimes.com
Second Vaccination Site Halts Operations After Adverse Reactions to Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
By Isabel van Brugen | April 9, 2021 | www.theepochtimes.com
Four people were taken to hospital for further observation
A vaccination site in Wake County, North Carolina, paused operations on Thursday after 18 adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson [COVID-19 vaccine]. . .
US Starts Study of Allergic Reactions to Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines
April 7, 2021 | www.theepochtimes.com
. . . The phase two trial will examine whether people with a history of allergic reactions or who have a mast cell disorder are at increased risk of an immediate, systemic allergic reaction to the vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. . . .
The agency didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry asking why it’s taken so long to launch a trial exploring allergic reactions to vaccines. . . .
Both Moderna and Pfizer received emergency use approval for the COVID-19 shots in December 2020.
More than 168 million doses have been administered in the United States as of April 6. All but 4.3 million are from Moderna or Pfizer. . . .
NIH begins study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | nih.gov
“The public understandably has been concerned about reports of rare, severe allergic reactions to the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines,” said Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. . . . “
. . . Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the reactions, known as anaphylaxis, are happening at a rate of 11.1 per million vaccinations. With flu vaccines, anaphylaxis occurs at a rate of 1.3 per 1 million injections. . . .
The officials insist on using the term “rare.”
Twenty-one people experienced severe allergic reactions out of those who received the first 1.89 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which were administered between Dec. 14 and Dec. 23, 2020.
Hundreds of people who received one of the new vaccines, including one from Moderna, were sent to hospital emergency rooms, according to data that was reported to federal authorities through Jan. 5 . . .
Both vaccines are new types that use Messenger RNA, a molecule that teaches a body’s cells to make a spike protein that then triggers an immune response. That differs from vaccines of the past, which deliver a weakened or inactivated germ into bodies to activate a response.
A small number of people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine have developed blood clots, the European Medicines Agency said Friday. . . .
Another COVID-19 vaccine, from the UK-based AstraZeneca, was previously investigated by the European Medicines Agency after reports of post-vaccination blood clots.
The agency concluded this week that there was a “possible link” between the vaccine and clots but recommended countries still use the jab, ruling the benefits outweigh the risks. However, the agency advised AstraZeneca to include rare blood clots as a possible side effect for its vaccine.
That came after an agency official said “it is clear that there is an association” between the clots and the vaccine. . . .
The regular Canadian adverse reactions database (which most are probably not aware of) has been updated to include more reported events, but it still only goes up to December 31, 2020 (my last post on this).
A separate page was created for Canadian COVID-19 vaccine adverse event reports
Reported side effects following COVID-19 vaccination in Canada which is updated weekly.
Note the disclaimers at the bottom (“Data Notes”), number 2 for example:
Information is collected on individuals for whom an report was submitted, not on the total number of individuals who experience an adverse event as not every adverse event is reported.
So 3,089 adverse events reported for Canada as of April 9 (421 “serious”) is probably much lower than reality. Same with the U.S. system.
Figure 4: Text Description is the most explicit list of “most frequently reported adverse events” and the numbers.
Deaths are not included in this list; deaths are reported in the paragraph below figure 4:
Up to and including April 2, 2021, a total of 27 reports identified deaths that occurred after the administration of a vaccine. Following medical case review, it has been determined that 16 of these deaths are not linked to a COVID-19 vaccine and the other 11 are still under investigation. When the investigation is complete, the number will be updated accordingly.
So they claim. This Canadian COVID-19 vaccine-specific page separates the death numbers and whittles them down. The U.S. VAERS site, in contrast, does not separate death reports.
I suspect this Canadian page is separate from the usual adverse events database so that the data can be managed more closely for public consumption.
Here is a weekly visual update of the U.S. VAERS database (this post from February explains how to access along with a snapshot):
Channel: Karen Selick
This is a summary of the events reported for COVID-19 vaccines (all manufacturers).
This week’s update shows 56,869 adverse events reported so far, including 2,342 deaths. Only 1% of adverse events are usually reported. Multiply by 100 for an estimate of the real numbers. Like, share and subscribe for updates.
Man’s skin ‘peeled off’ in rare reaction to Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine
By Jackie Salo | nypost.com | March 30, 2021
A Virginia man suffered a rare reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine that caused a painful rash to spread across his entire body and skin to peel off, doctors said.
Richard Terrell, 74, of Goochland began suffering strange symptoms four days after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, news station WRIC reported. . . .