13 Adverse Events Recorded on First Day of Sinovac Vaccination, According to Health Department
The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 13 adverse events during the first day of China’s Sinovac vaccine rollout.
On Tuesday (March 2, 2021), Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported that several adverse events have been recorded on first day of administering the vaccine shots from China’s Sinovac.
Vergeire said that the events recorded were headache, nausea, pain at the injection site, itchiness, rashes and high-blood pressure. The health official is considering those incidents as minor events only.
“All of them are common and all of them are minor adverse events, Wala sa kanilang na-admit, lahat sila ay inobserbahan, na-manage, at after a while they were all sent home,” Vergeire said.
The DOH undersecretary said that the government will be held accountable for adverse events following immunization because the vaccine shots are still under development. The manufacturer will have no liability in such incidents based on COVID-19 Vaccination Program Law signed by President Duterte.
However, Vergeire said that the Health Department is satisfied with the result of vaccine rollout during the first day of implementation in the hospitals across Metro Manila. As of Monday (March 1), around 416 health workers got vaccinate.
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