Covid-19 – Investigation in Norway into side effects of Pfizer vaccine

13 of 23 deaths observed following an injection of the Pfizer vaccine could be due to side effects announced by the pharmaceutical group, according to the Norwegian drug agency. All of the people were over 80 and were sick.

At least 23 people who received injections of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine – BioNTech have died in Norway in recent days. 13 of the deaths could be linked to side effects of the vaccine, authorities said Thursday.

Norway warns of vaccine risks for sick patients over 80

“Norwegian officials said 23 people died in the country shortly after receiving their first dose of the vaccine.”

— Corinne Reverbel (@CorinneReverbel) January 15, 2021

Specialists are investigating the causes of death of citizens. 13 cases have already been examined.

The agency noted that the vaccine may indeed have caused side effects that led to “a more serious course of existing diseases in the elderly“.

Vaccination against the coronavirus with the drug from Pfizer began on December 27 in Norway. Residents of nursing homes in Oslo were the first to be vaccinated.

According to the first elements, thirteen of the victims were over 80 years old, according to the Norwegian Medicines Agency.

The agency said that common side effects of the Pfizer – BioNTech vaccine, such as fever and nausea, could have resulted in the death of some elderly patients.

In addition to the 13 deaths, nine cases of serious side effects and seven cases of less serious side effects were recorded, the agency’s medical director, Steinar Madsen, told the NRK national television station.

Norway began vaccinations against Covid-19 at the end of December, just after the authorization issued by the European Medicines Agency.

Almost 33,000 people have so far been vaccinated in the country, according to data from the UK tracker OurWorldInData.

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