In 2021, HALMED received 9,966 reports of side effects of medicines and 6,613 reports of side effects to COVID vaccines.
Last year, 4.7 million vaccine doses were administered. An increase of 337% was registered in reports of side effects made by patients, who reported their suspicions just a little less than doctors.
A majority of the reported side effects to medicines and COVID vaccines were not classified as serious but as expected, mild and passing in a few days.
A link between COVID vaccines and deaths was established in two cases, one involving Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) and the other Jcovden (Janssen).
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