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23 People Died in Norway days after receiving their first dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine, 13 of those deaths were nursing home patients. Health Officials say the cause of death were related to the side effects of the shots.
Fever and Nausea are common reactions to the vaccine, they â€œmay have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients,â€ Sigurd Hortemo, chief physician at the Norwegian Medicines Agency, said on Friday.
The 13 Nursing home Patients were older than 80 years old.
â€œWe are not alarmed by this,â€ Steinar Madsen, medical director with the agency, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK. â€œIt is quite clear that these vaccines have very little risk, with a small exception for the frailest patients.â€
â€œDoctors must now carefully consider who should be vaccinated,â€ he added. â€œThose who are very frail and at the very end of life can be vaccinated after an individual assessment.â€
A Pfizer rep said the pharmaceutical giant is â€œaware of reported deathsâ€ following the administration of the vaccine in Norway and is working with the Norwegian Medicines Agency â€œto gather all the relevant information.â€
â€œNorwegian authorities have prioritized the immunization of residents in nursing homes, most of whom are very elderly with underlying medical conditions and some which are terminally ill,â€ a spokeswoman said in a statement. â€œ[The Norwegian Medicine Agency confirms] the number of incidents so far is not alarming, and in line with expectations.â€
â€œAll reported deaths will be thoroughly evaluated by [the agency] to determine if these incidents are related to the vaccine,â€ she added. â€œThe Norwegian government will also consider adjusting their vaccination instructions to take the patientsâ€™ health into more consideration.â€
What are your thoughts on all of this?
Should we count Vaccine deaths the same way they count covid deaths?