Almost 600 cases of side effects have been reported in Switzerland since the start of vaccination

Almost 600 cases of side effects after vaccination against coronavirus have been detected in Switzerland since the start of vaccination. This data was disseminated by the Swiss medicines market surveillance body Swissmedic.

According to the published document, 597 cases of side effects have been identified in the country as of March 8 that are suspected to have occurred after vaccines were administered.

“These reports confirm the profile of side effects that were observed in preauthorization trials and described in the drug information texts,” the agency said in a March 11 release.

At the same time, it emphasizes that no new problems were found among the identified cases, so they did not change the positive benefit-risk ratio of the two approved vaccines.

It is noted that 343 cases of adverse effects were reported after using the Comirnaty vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech, and another 251 cases were reported after vaccination with Moderna. In another three cases, it is not specified which vaccine was used. At the same time, most of the detected “side effects” were recorded in women – 68%, and the age of the majority of those vaccinated exceeded 75 years.

Almost 30% or 177 cases of side effects were considered serious. However, the largest proportion of adverse reactions had no significant impact on the health of those vaccinated.

In addition, since vaccination began, 21 people in the country have died some time after vaccination. The average age of those who died was 85 and they had comorbidities. Experts found no direct link between their deaths and vaccine use.