Original Story India.com January 16 2021
In December 2019, Norway launched a mass vaccination campaign, with the very oldest citizens and residents of nursing homes being offered vaccination first, including those over the age of 85.
Recently, 23 elderly people have died in Norway, shortly after receiving the Pfizer’s mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine. Also Read – Kangana Ranaut Reacts To AIIMS Doctor Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Shot, Says ‘Can’t Wait’
“All the deaths have occurred in frail, elderly patients in nursing homes. All are over 80 years old and some of them over 90,” Norwegian media NRK reported. The Norwegian Medicines Agency on its website asserted that 13 of the 23 people who died have shown common side effects of mRNA vaccines such as diarrhea, nausea and fever. Also Read – Covaxin Consent Form: Why do we Need to Sign it And What’s Exactly Written in The Form – All Questions Answered
The country has also launched a detailed investigation into the reported fatalities that has shocked the world. Doctors in Norway have been asked to conduct more thorough evaluations of very frail elderly patients in line to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, following the reported deaths. “It may be a coincidence, but we aren’t sure,” Steinar Madsen, medical director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency said. Also Read – Co-Win App: When, How to Download | Why it Will be Accessible to Health Workers Initially – Know it All
Meanwhile, Chinese experts said the death incident should be assessed cautiously to understand whether the death was caused by vaccines or other pre-existing conditions of these individuals.