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Rare side effects confirmed with J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines

Rare side effects confirmed with J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved two new and rare possible side effects associated with the use of vaccines by Janssen and AstraZeneca, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), LETA informed the State. Medicines Agency.).

The rare side effects of J&J are venous thromboembolism and immune thrombocytopenia, while AstraZeneca has been shown to have one of these, immune thrombocytopenia. However, the EZA decided that the benefits of Covid-19 outweigh its risks.

The MAH stressed the need for healthcare professionals to evaluate the suitability of these vaccines for people at risk of these potential side effects. If a person has a history of immune thrombocytopenia, the doctor should assess the risk of low platelet counts before vaccination, and monitoring of platelet counts after vaccination is recommended.

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Information on these two side effects has been sent to healthcare professionals and vaccinators in Latvia.

The MAH also urges residents who have received the J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines in the last month to pay attention and seek immediate medical attention if they experience shortness of breath, chest pain, leg pain, leg swelling, pain persistent abdominal, spontaneous bleeding or hemorrhage. minor subcutaneous hemorrhages. When diagnosed early, both diseases respond effectively to treatment, ZVA emphasized.

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According to LETA estimates, according to the National Health Service (NSS), 25,387 people have received the J&J vaccine in the last month, and 12,685 people have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, which has been received by 125,040 people in the last month, is many times more popular in Latvia.

The MAH indicates that the most common side effects of Covid-19 vaccines are usually mild to moderate and resolve within a few days of vaccination. These include flu-like symptoms such as fever, fever, headache, dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, muscle and joint pain, and nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.