Any COVID-19 vaccine adverse effects up to national agencies to review, says WHO

Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken on October 31, 2020. (Reuters)

Any adverse effects from COVID-19 vaccines is for national authorities to review, a WHO spokeswoman said on Friday, in response to questions on Britain’s regulatory agency warning people with a history of anaphylaxis not to take the Pfizer jab.

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“People should not be too anxious,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN briefing in Geneva.

The World Health Organization is reviewing data from phase 3 trials of many COVID-19 vaccine candidates, she said. It has not yet issued emergency use authorization for any vaccines, but “the primary thing we look at is safety,” she added.

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