In Ukraine, 587 adverse reactions to vaccination against coronavirus with the AstraZeneca (CoviShield) vaccine were recorded. They were all mild.
As Deputy Minister of Health Ihor Ivaschenko reported during a press briefing on March 25, three of the vaccinated demanded medical supervision.
"Currently, 587 mild cases of adverse reactions to vaccinations have been recorded—headache, temporary fever, and fatigue. These are the intended reactions that only confirm that the vaccine is working," he said, adding that the fatal case in the Odesa region would be investigated in accordance with the protocols of the Ministry of Health.
Ivashchenko also added that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the potential risks of using it, citing the European Medical Agency after analyzing the message of blood clots formation after vaccination.
"The Committee for Risk Assessment made an analysis and concluded that there is no evidence of a link between vaccination and an increased risk of blood clots formation in people who received the vaccine. More than 400 million people have already been vaccinated in the world and no serious consequences have been established," the Deputy Minister summed up.
Context. Earlier it was reported that the death of a servicewoman in the Odesa region, who had been vaccinated against the coronavirus with the AstraZeneca vaccine, was caused by an acute circulatory disorder.