0.05% of COVID-19 vaccine doses caused an adverse reaction in NB | COVID-19 in the Atlantic

0.05% of COVID-19 vaccine doses caused an adverse reaction in NB | COVID-19 in the Atlantic

A total of 1,148 New Brunswickers reported an adverse event to the Department of Health, most of them minor. As of January 14 this year, 2,028,684 doses of a COVID vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick.

An adverse side effect was therefore reported for approximately 0.056% of doses administered in New Brunswick and a serious event for approximately 0.015% of vaccine doses.

What is an unusual clinical manifestation?

A unusual clinical manifestationaccording to the Public Health Agency of Canada, means any untoward medical event which occurs following the administration of a vaccine and which does not necessarily have a causal link with the vaccine. It can be an unfavorable or unexpected sign, an abnormal laboratory result, a symptom or a disease.

According to Health Canada, a serious adverse reaction to a marketed health product is defined as an harmful and unintended reaction which necessitates or prolongs hospitalization, results in congenital malformation, persistent or significant disability or incapacity, results in death or is life-threatening. This includes anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction.

Side effects over 96 million doses

Across Canada, as of January 6, 2023, unusual clinical events had been reported 53,611 times, out of 96,432,067 doses of vaccine administered.

Of these 53,611 individual reports, 43,046 were for non-serious side effects (0.045% of all doses administered) and 10,565 were considered serious effects (0.011% of all doses administered).

Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) has been reported 875 times for all COVID-19 vaccines in the country, federal authorities say.

A spokesperson for the New Brunswick Department of Health, adam bowieindicated that less than five reports of stroke (stroke) ischemic after a vaccine with RNA bivalent had been made to the federal authorities, including only one in an individual aged 65 or over who had received a booster dose of the vaccine of Pfizer.

Health professionals are required to report adverse events following immunization to public health authorities in their region who then notify the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Canada has just passed the milestone of 50,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic. As of January 23, 50,135 Canadians have died from COVID-19.

In New Brunswick, 762 people have died from COVID-19.

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