Chief physician believes many Norwegians were surprised by severe vaccine side effects: “They weren’t prepared”

Sigurd HortemoPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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A total of 2,215 reports of suspected vaccine side effects have been reported. Chief physician Sigurd Hortemo believes several people have been surprised by how powerful the side effects are.

Out of the reports of side effects that have been submitted so far, 1,204 have been processed. 

A total of 208 are considered serious, while 996 are less serious. The Norwegian Medicines Agency believes that none of the reports provide a basis for changing the rules on the use of vaccines.

The majority of the reports include very common and expected side effects, such as headaches and general malaise.

Unpleasant side effects

“Many reports of these known side effects may indicate that many people were not prepared for how strong these reactions could be. The side effects can be unpleasant, and it is not uncommon to feel so ill that one must remain home for a couple of days,” chief physician Sigurd Hortemo at the Norwegian Medicines Agency noted.

According to the Norwegian Medicines Agency, younger people often get a stronger response to the vaccine. There is no link between side effects and the effect of the vaccine.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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