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SAHPRA confirms COVID-19 vaccines are not linked to 28 deaths

VAAL TRIANGLE - The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it finalised the investigation of the 32 people who allegedly died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The Authority says 28 deaths were coincidental to vaccination, which means they were not related or linked to the vaccination. SAHPRA says four cases are unfortunately unclassifiable because there was either no information available about the case or the information was inadequate. CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete explained Sahpra had received 1,473 reports of adverse events following immunisation by the 31st of July. These reports account for a 0.02% reporting rate. She said mild and non-serious adverse events following immunisation are expected to resolve within a few days after vaccination and without any prolonged or persistent negative outcomes. Semete said the organisation would soon launch a website with information about the number of people vaccinated, broken down by age, gender and province, as well as reported cases of side effects.

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