May 6, 2022

FDA: Side Effects Of Covid Vaccines In Ghana Normal

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana has indicated that reported side effects of covid-19 vaccines in Ghana are consistent with what is expected from the vaccination.

This report comes from the Joint COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review Committee (JCSRC) after it reviewed reports from the vaccination in Ghana as well as from international sources, the FDA said.

According to the FDA, the commonly reported side effects include headache, fever, chills, pain at the injection site, and body pains.

These, it said, are minor and are usually resolved within a day or two.

It noted that “The JCSRC also carefully reviewed the preliminary data from the ongoing active monitoring of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (ie Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines) in pregnancy across Ghana and concluded that there were no safety concerns.

” The committee, therefore, encourages pregnant women to get their vaccinations because available evidence indicates that the benefits of receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy far outweigh any potential risks”.

The FDA has, on that note, urged all Ghanaians to go in for the jab.

According to the FDA, 8,780,589 doses of AstraZeneca, 2,495,708 doses of Pfizer, 1,356,808 doses of Johnson and Johnson, 1,063,397 doses of Moderna, and 17,982 doses of Sputnik V vaccines have been administered.

Source: Fuseini

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