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COVID-19 Vaccination Update: 23 Elderly People Dead after Pfizer Shot in Norway

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The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has warned elderly people against the corona vaccination. Especially people above the age of 80 years saying they might not benefit from the vaccine.

In a very worrying development, 23 people have died in a very short span of time after taking the first dose of coronavirus vaccine in Norway. Although, there has been no confirmation as yet between the connection of the death and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 jab.

Although, experts are saying that 13 out of these 23 people showed common side effects of mRNA vaccines like diarrhea, nausea and fever.

Pfizer and BioNTech are working with the Norwegian authorities to investigate the deaths in Norway. According to Pfizer, the regulator discovered “the number of incidents so far is not alarming and in line with expectations”.

Experts are of the strong opinion that doctors need to exercise strong caution in vaccinating people in the wake of deaths of 23 elderly people. The Norwegian Medicines Agency said in a recent report that 21 women and 8 men reported side effects. Apart from the 23 deaths, nine people have reported serious side effects without fatal outcomes such as allergic reactions, strong discomfort and severe fever. Seven people reported less serious side effects such as severe pain at the injection site.