“Medical Director of Norwegian Medicines Agency Steiner Madsen said in a statement ‘We have to assess whether the vaccine is the cause of death, or if it is a coincidence that it happened soon after vaccination.’''
These are both situations that bear watching, but neither may have anything to do with the Pfizer vaccine.
may have been one death, but I have not been able to track it down or
see if it was clearly the result of either Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19
vaccines or other complications. Healthline is doing a good job of keeping track of things.
As of 21 December 2020:
at the National Institutes of Health are rushing to devise a study to
find out why, in a few rare cases, people have had severe allergic reactions
In general, those who suspect or are merely concerned that they may have a life-threatening allergic reaction to any vaccine should:
Consult with their doctor before getting the vaccine
Have the vaccination administered at a place where staff has the training and the drugs needed to deal with serious reactions.
Know what the anticipated side effects are, those that many people will have, so they can be distinguished from abnormal reactions.
Remain at the administering facility for about half an hour to see if any reaction develops. (In the USA, twenty minutes of wait time is standard procedure for ordinary allergy shots.)
As the CDC advises below, call 911 immediately if a severe reaction develops after leaving the vaccination site. As per footnote 1, these reactions may occur the day after vaccination, if not immediately.
If any annoying, unusual, but not severe reaction other than that which is expected develops,report this to your doctor (probably easiest) or submit it to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.“VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences. Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, including parents and patients.”Health facilities and doctors are required to submit these reports to the CDC.
“If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.”
>>ONE THEORY OF WHAT MAY POSSIBLY BE BEHIND THIS:<<
***See Jeffrey Brender’s comment below: “The compound in question is not PEG but PEG attached to a lipid.”
is concern that polyethylene glycol (PEG) used in both the Pfizer and
Moderna vaccines may be causing problems for those prone to reactions.
Turns out it is a common ingredient in many products we use everyday
without anybody having problems with it.
are also used in everyday products such as toothpaste and shampoo as
thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture carriers, and they’ve been
used as a laxative for decades.
This is the first time PEG has been used in vaccines.
a result of constant exposure, a majority of us have antibodies to PEG
and our immune systems may react to the sudden introduction of PEG via
the vaccine as if the PEG itself was a virus. Once again, for most of us this is a “so what” experience. However, in rare cases major reactions might be possible.
This is only one theory. As you might expect, as of December 2020, scientists are all over this looking for answers.
>> VACCINE INGREDIENTS and reactions TO LOOK FOR in Covid-19 vaccines:<<
“In clinical studies, adverse reactions in participants 16 years of age and older included
pain at the injection site (84.1%), fatigue (62.9%), headache (55.1%),
muscle pain (38.3%), chills (31.9%), joint pain (23.6%), fever (14.2%),
injection site swelling (10.5%), injection site redness (9.5%), nausea
(1.1%), malaise (0.5%), and lymphadenopathy [enlargement of lymph nodes or glands](0.3%).
“Each dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine also includes the following ingredients:
lipids (0.43 mg
0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]- N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 0.09
mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol),
0.01 mg potassium chloride, 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate, 0.36
mg sodium chloride, 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and 6 mg
sucrose. The diluent (0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP) contributes
an additional 2.16 mg sodium chloride per dose.
“The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine does not contain preservative.
“In clinical studies, the adverse reactions in participants 18 years of age and older were
pain at the injection site (92.0%), fatigue (70.0%), headache (64.7%),
myalgia (61.5%), arthralgia (46.4%), chills (45.4%), nausea/vomiting
(23.0%), axillary swelling/tenderness (19.8%), fever (15.5%), swelling
at the injection site (14.7%), and erythema at the injection site
clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse
reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a vaccine cannot be
directly compared with rates in the clinical trials of another vaccine
and may not reflect the rates observed in practice
“Each dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients:
a total lipid content of 1.93 mg (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG]
2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and
1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), 0.31 mg
tromethamine, 1.18 mg tromethamine hydrochloride, 0.043 mg acetic acid,
0.12 mg sodium acetate, and 43.5 mg sucrose.
>>NOTE TO PREGNANT WOMEN<<
Pregnant women were not included in Pfizer and Moderna testing before the US granted Emergency Use Authorization for these vaccines. As of December 2020, some testing is planned. Meanwhile, the latest advice on these vaccines (23 Dec 2020) is here:
Current thinking is that mRNA vaccines are not capable of causing
complications with pregnancy, but the situation bears monitoring as more
information is published.