– New potential side effects of the vaccine have emerged
The European Union Medicines Agency wants to examine skin and kidney problems as potential side effects of the Covid vaccination more closely.
Philip Filber Ezel
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) wants answers from Pfizer and Moderna. This is what Reuters reported, referring to a message from Wednesday evening. In it, the agency noted the new potential side effects of the two vaccines. Companies must now provide more data. However, it is not yet clear whether the reactions observed are actually side effects of vaccinations.
There are three potential unwanted effects in the room. Erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction, glomerulonephritis, nephritis, and nephrotic syndrome, a renal disease characterized by excessive loss of protein in the urine. These are now being investigated by the European Medicines Agency’s safety committee.
Few cases have been reported
The agency said that few cases have been reported due to the three potential side effects. The authorities did not disclose their number.
Cases of menstrual disorders after vaccination will also be discussed. However, the authority asserts that “a causal relationship between Covid-19 vaccines and menstrual disorders has not yet been proven”.
Researchers in the United States have begun preliminary studies to shed light on this topic, SRF reported. More investigations to follow in the next few weeks. The EMA advises women who experience unexpected bleeding — such as those who have already gone through menopause — or who are concerned about persistent or severe menstrual irregularities to see a doctor. The EMA will continue to monitor the issue.
Stocks fell more than 15 percent
For Moderna and Pfizer/Biontech, these precautionary measures have consequences for the exchange. Both of them were among the losers yesterday. Moderna’s shares fell more than 15 percent. Biontech shares also closed significantly lower than the previous day.
Regarding the effect against the delta variant of the virus, there are now new findings. A study from the USA shows a slightly better effect of Moderna vaccine compared to Pfizer / Biontech. This study agrees Other studies. But all studies show: vaccinations are still useful. The risk of a bad outcome is much lower after vaccination.