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First certification for death after corona vaccination “causal relationship cannot be denied” | NHK


A 42-year-old woman who died in November last year among those reported to the government by medical institutions that she died after being vaccinated against the new coronavirus. At the subcommittee, for the first time, it was recognized that “a causal relationship with vaccination cannot be denied.”

In order to monitor the safety of the new corona vaccine, if a side reaction is suspected, the medical institution etc. reports to the government, and the PMDA (Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency), which reviews the drug, evaluates the causal relationship.

On the 10th, at an expert subcommittee of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare that examines the side effects of vaccines, a 42-year-old woman who died after being vaccinated with a Pfizer vaccine compatible with “BA.5” on November 5 last year was found to have a causal relationship. were reported to be rated as undeniable and accepted as valid.

The woman had underlying diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, but no abnormalities that could cause death were found in imaging tests.

Approximately 2,000 cases of death after vaccination have been reported to the government so far, but most of them cannot be evaluated due to lack of information, etc., and it is the first time that a causal relationship cannot be denied.

However, the expert subcommittee says that at this time, there are no serious concerns that will affect the vaccination of the new corona, including this case.