Public concern about the side-effects of the Covid-19 vaccines is growing. This as question are being raised about the medical investigations not being thorough.
Pharmaceutical regulator, Sahpra notes that they assess these cases individually.
Its manager of pharmacovigilance, Mafora Matlala says that they look at individual cases which delves into whether they have comorbidities, and assess their physiological reactions to the vaccine.
Meanwhile the Head of the South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Professor Hannelie Meyer says that no vaccine would be allowed into the public space without its safety being verified.
But unverified reports of vaccine-related deaths are being circulated on social media.
However, Meyer says that the public should not assume that there is a direct link to deaths after taking the vaccine.
Meyer contends that in some cases people may already have been incubating the virus, and their bodies had had adverse reactions to the infection.
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