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Reports of Suspected Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccine Health Damage Relief System

November 24, 2021 8:58 AM | Others

●Suspected Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

The main adverse reactions reported after vaccinating the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines include pain on the arm where the injection is given, feeling tired, headache, muscle pain, feeling shivery, and joint pain.
Although the results of different clinical trials cannot be simply compared, the frequency of side effects with the Takeda/Moderna vaccine is reported to be 5 to 20 percent higher than the Pfizer vaccine.
In addition, delayed skin reactions (the so-called "COVID arm" or "Moderna arm") such as pain and swelling on the arm where the injection is given, have been reported about a week after the vaccination.
Most of these symptoms will be over within a few days after vaccination.
Given the high efficacy of both vaccines, it is recommended to receive one of the vaccines, whichever is available, rather than focusing on the difference in frequency of these minor adverse reactions.




●Vaccination Health Damage Relief System for adverse reactions after vaccination

In general, although health damage (illness or disability) caused by adverse reactions to vaccinations are extremely rare, because it cannot be eliminated completely, relief systems are in place.
In the relief system, when a person suffers from health problems caused by vaccination and needs medical treatment or is left with a disability, they can receive relief (medical expenses, disability pension, etc.) based on the Immunization Law.


For further information please refer to the official website of Tsukuba City.
Reports of Suspected Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccine Health Damage Relief System(English):
https://www.city.tsukuba.lg.jp/kosodate/kenkoiryo/1014158/1014803/1016237.html

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