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29 suffer side effects from Sinovac
“A total of 29 adverse events following immunization cases were recorded in the last six days. This is only .9 percent of the total number of individuals vaccinated with Sinovac,” DOH-Caraga chief Jose Llacuna Jr. said in a statement.
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29 suffer side effects from Sinovac

Ben Serrano (The Philippine Star) - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines — Twenty-nine healthcare workers in Caraga region reportedly experienced adverse effects after getting vaccinated with Sinovac, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

“A total of 29 adverse events following immunization (AEFI) cases were recorded in the last six days. This is only .9 percent of the total number of individuals vaccinated with Sinovac,” DOH-Caraga chief Jose Llacuna Jr. said in a statement.

Among the side effects experienced by the healthcare workers were headache, dizziness and rashes, Llacuna said.

“The range of the side effects we are seeing now are common effects of the vaccine,” he said.

Only one vaccine recipient remains under management and monitoring by local health authorities.

“Cases were managed accordingly with four admissions, wherein three have been sent home immediately after receiving treatment and the other is currently stable and subjected for further work up and management. All discharged AEFI cases have recovered,” Llacuna said.

A total of 3,252 healthcare workers in Caraga have been vaccinated since March 7.

Llacuna urged local government units and hospital officials to monitor and immediately report possible adverse effects experienced by healthcare workers who received the COVID vaccine.

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