Covid-19 vaccine: reassuring safety data on adverse effects

DECRYPTION – The vaccine is of course contraindicated in the event of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to one of its excipients.

As the Covid-19 vaccination campaign begins in a climate of mistrust, the National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM) has strengthened its monitoring system in order to monitor “in real time” foreseeable or unexpected side effects. Doctors, as well as vaccinated people and their entourage, can report them either directly to the pharmacovigilance center in their region, or to a dedicated portal on the internet.

The Comirnaty vaccine, marketed by Pfizer and BioNTech, has been the subject of a phase 3 trial involving nearly 44,000 people. “The vast majority of events observed are not really side effects, indicates the Pr Bruno Hoen, director of medical research at the Institut Pasteur. They are part of what we call reactogenicity, that is, mild symptoms that occur within 48 hours of the injection and go away quickly. ” Pain at the injection site, usually

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