COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: What We Know So Far About Side Effects, Deaths and Blood Clots
The United States is four months into the effort to vaccinate people against COVID-19. Here’s what we know so far about side effects, anaphylaxis and deaths after COVID vaccinations, as well as the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccines being paused in some countries.
No Deaths Have Been Causally Linked to the Vaccine
Public health officials take vaccine safety very seriously, which is why every single report of death following a COVID-19 vaccination is investigated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 2,216 reports of death following a COVID vaccination from December 14, 2020, through March 22, 2021 — but investigations into the reports, including reviewing “death certificates, autopsy, and medical records revealed no evidence that vaccination contributed to patient deaths.”
Source: Shot of Prevention