Less than 1% of vaccinated people have reported side-effects in Latvia

Since December 28 last year, when vaccination against Covid-19 began in Latvia, eleven reports on already known vaccine side effects have been received by the State Agency of Medicines (ZVA), the Agency said January 13. 

The reports of adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines received by ZVA until January 23 this year show that these types of reactions are identified on the package indications. Consequently, such side effects are expected to be possible in some people after vaccination.

In total, by January 12, the Agency received 11 reports of adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines. During this period, 9,899 people were vaccinated in Latvia, which means that less than 1% of those vaccinated reported side effects.

The reported reactions are pain at the site of administration, redness, edema, sensitivity of the lymph nodes, and general fatigue, fever, headache, joint and muscle pain and drowsiness.

According to the reports, these side effects disappeared within a few days. Similar reactions caused by such a vaccine can also be seen with other vaccines. In one case, the vaccinated person was temporarily hospitalized due to fever and dizziness.

ZVA indicated that, as with all vaccines and any medicinal products, side effects may be observed following administration of Covid-19 vaccines.

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