Covid vaccines: new side effects under review

Published by Alexandre G. · Published on 12 August 2021 at 11h18
While the vaccination is in full swing in France and like almost everywhere else on the Old Continent, this Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency has announced they are reviewing three rare infections, likely to be side effects of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. No specifications have been shared as for the number of cases involved.

New side effects reported for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines? Anyway, this is what has been announced this Wednesday August 11, 2021 by the European Medicines Agency. The two main vaccines available in Europe and France are potentially likely to have caused three rare affections reported in people given one or several injections against Covid-19.

In a release, the European Medicines Agency explains their services are currently reviewing three rare infections – erythema multiforme, glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome – seen in vaccinated patients. The goal is to determine whether or not these symptoms are side effects of vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna.

What are the features of these rare infections likely to be new side effects of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines? First, erythema multiforme, namely a cutaneous allergic reaction featuring round skin lesions. Then, glomerulonephritis, a difficult word to say but namely a kidney disorder specifically leading to glomerulus, microscopic blood vessel balls which blood is unfiltered.

Last but not least, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may have also caused the outbreak of nephrotic syndrome in vaccinated patients. This problem is a swelling or even oedema in body tissues including risks of high blood pressure and red globules in urine.

Nevertheless, the European Medicines Agency has not detailed how many people are involved in the study. To carry this review out properly, the agency confirms they have asked extra data from Pfizer and Moderna.

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