Few people experience adverse reactions to COVID-19 jabs—FDA

Published January 14, 2022, 6:38 PM

by Analou de Vera

FDA

The number of adverse reactions among people who were vaccinated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines remains minimal, data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showed.

The FDA said that of the 108,757,357 vaccine doses administered as of Jan. 2, there have been 85,717 adverse events reported.

The reported adverse reactions only represent 0.08 percent of the total doses administered.

Of the 85,717 adverse reactions, 4,528 (0.004 percent) were considered serious side effects while the other cases were mild.

Most common reactions being experienced include dizziness, vaccination/injection site pain, increased blood pressure, and headache.

“The FDA together with other public health partners are continuously monitoring the adverse experience as more people are being vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines. Such monitoring will provide reassurance that the vaccines are safe and effective for use,” said the agency.

 
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