The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult to handle, and everyone is getting tired of restrictions, economic consequences, surges in daily new cases, and health issues. However, the good news is that mRNA covid-19 vaccines are effective and safe. An ongoing study involving more than 6 million people determined that there are no immediate severe side effects after vaccination.
Moderna and Pfizer Covid Vaccines are safe, according to study
In partnership with federal and private insurance researchers, the CDC has followed the medical records of the millions of US residents who got vaccinated with mRNA vaccines. Their health and other data were tracked after vaccination. This has been a weekly analysis since December last year, and the study will continue for two more years.
After analyzing data from over 6.2 million Americans vaccinated with one jab and 5.7 million Americans fully vaccinated, the conclusion was that there is no statistical correlation between the jabs and severe side effects.
What were some of the side effects tracked in the research?
There are many possible side –effects; however, the research included severe side effects that were a concern during clinical trials. Some of these are Guillain-Barre syndrome, encephalitis, seizures, myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular issues, Bell’s palsy, appendicitis, anaphylaxis, pulmonary embolism, etc.
There were many things that researchers took into consideration when they designed the study, such as medical records, the setting and study population, age, gender, ethnicity, region, vaccination date, manufacturer, types of statistical analyses, and more. The data analysis showed that:
A total of 11 845 128 doses of mRNA vaccines (57% BNT162b2; 6 175 813 first doses and 5 669 315 second doses) were administered to 6.2 million individuals (mean age, 49 years; 54% female individuals). The incidence of events per 1 000 000 person-years during the risk vs comparison intervals for ischemic stroke was 1612 vs 1781 (RR, 0.97; 95% CI, 0.87-1.08); for appendicitis, 1179 vs 1345 (RR, 0.82; 95% CI, 0.73-0.93); and for acute myocardial infarction, 935 vs 1030 (RR, 1.02; 95% CI, 0.89-1.18). No vaccine-outcome association met the prespecified requirement for a signal. Incidence of confirmed anaphylaxis was 4.8 (95% CI, 3.2-6.9) per million doses of BNT162b2 and 5.1 (95% CI, 3.3-7.6) per million doses of mRNA-1273
In conclusion, vaccination against the Covid-19 virus outweighs any possible side effects, as the disease in itself can trigger many health issues, even long Covid.