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SA reports first death triggered by J&J Covid-19 shot

South has reported it's first death that was allegedly caused by the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 shot. 

The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) said the benefits of Covid-19 vaccination far outweighed the risks, and it was not recommending any change in the guidance now being given to patients and health-care professionals about vaccination with the J&J shot.

The J&J vaccine is one of the two vaccinations being administered in the governments’ immunisation programme, along with a jab made by Pfizer.

To date, more than 37.5million vaccine doses have been administered, of which 9.135million were J&J shots. Sahpra CEO Boitumelo Semete said that there were no known risk factors for Guillain-Barre syndrome. “Because of that, and because of how rare it is, our position remains that the benefit still outweighs the risk,” said Semete.

Sahpra had assessed a further 160 deaths reported to have occurred shortly after Covid-19 vaccination, all of which had been determined to be coincidental, she said.

The European Medicines Agency concluded in July 2021 that there was a possible increased risk and causal relationship between Guillain-Barre syndrome and the J&J vaccine, following a review of 108 suspected cases of the disorder reported among 21-million people worldwide who had received the shot.


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