Monday, December 21, 2020

CDC Reports 3,150 'Health Impact Events' By COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients

A just-released report by the Center for Disease Control indicates that, of the first 112,806 recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine, 3,150 suffered health impact events.

The CDC defines a health impact event as a result of the vaccine as a recipient "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional."

The report was prepared by Thomas A. Clark, MD, MPH, deputy director of the CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases.

The data covers the first non-trial vaccines administered from December 14 to 5:30 PM ET on December 18.

Here is the relevant chart:

Other than 6 case reports of anaphylaxis, details about the other health impact events were not provided.

Overall, these early-stage health impact events are coming in at a 2.79% rate.


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