52 healthcare workers experience ‘mild, incidental’ side effects after vaccination

Published March 9, 2021, 9:00 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY—Some 52 healthcare workers have experienced adverse reactions days after being vaccinated with Sinovac.

Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Department of Health-Central Visayas (DOH 7), said the adverse side effects do not pose danger.

The side effects were “mild and incidentals”, said Loreche.

Since March 4, a total of 2,341 healthcare workers from Cebu and Bohol have been vaccinated with Sinovac.

About 81 percent of those who were vaccinated were personnel of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.

Loreche those who experienced adverse side effects didn’t need further medical treatment.

The adverse side effects included pain in the vaccinated site, headache, dizziness, light headedness and numbness.

“These are common effects even for other vaccines,” said Loreche.

“Most of these are not caused by the vaccine itself. These are incidentals,” she added.

According to Loreche, “incidentals” side effects are those caused by fear of needles, anxiety or failure to eat before the vaccination.