January 20th – On the 19th local time, the French health department announced that 139 severe or accidental adverse reactions and 5 deaths have been reported since the vaccination campaign was launched on December 27, 2020.
According to the Parisian, France, like other EU countries, has so far chosen a joint vaccine between Pfizer and BioNTech Biotechnology in Germany. By the 19th, a total of 585,664 people in France had been injected with the first dose of vaccine.
The health department did not disclose the exact time of death of the five deaths, but pointed out that three cases were in Nancy, one case in Montpellier, and one case in Tours. The five deaths were all elderly people with complications.
At this stage, there was no direct link between the cause of death and the vaccine.
“It may be just a coincidence that there is no need to worry too much about vaccination because of this situation,” analysis by Matthieu Molimad, a pharmacologist at the Bordeaux Medical Center.
More than half a million people in France have been vaccinated, including many residents of pension institutions and people over 75 years old outside nursing homes.
France is studying every piece of information, and there is no evidence that these deaths are related to vaccination.
However, he stressed that no drug is absolutely safe, and although death is not an abnormal situation for older people with communopathy, it is necessary to conduct case-based studies to determine whether the vaccine triggers or accelerates patient mortality.
Some medical experts in France also pointed out that for the elderly, the risk of allergic reactions caused by COVID-19 vaccine is indeed higher, but if not vaccinated, the probability of severe illness caused by COVID-19 is also higher, which is a balance of risks and benefits.
Previously, 33 elderly deaths were reported since Norway launched a joint vaccination campaign between Pfizer and BioNTech Biotechnology.
The country’s public health administration stressed that there was no direct link between vaccination and deaths, and the 13 deaths under study were very old, weak, People with serious diseases.
However, the country recommends medical evaluation before vaccination for the elderly and very weak people.