In less than two weeks, 23 people died in Norway after getting Pfizer Covid-vaccine with 13 of them displaying side effects of the jab prior to their deaths.
All the fatalities were reported in nursing homes and had around 80 years old.
Officials said that the deaths are not concerning since those who perished were very elderly and frail.
“We are not alarmed by this,” Medical Director Steinar Madsen said. “It is quite clear that these vaccines have very little risk, with a small exception for the frailest patients.”
“Doctors must now carefully consider who should be vaccinated,” he said. “Those who are very frail and at the very end of life can be vaccinated after an individual assessment.”
Other than those who died, some experienced severe reactions including fever, discomfort, and allergic reactions.
“Norwegian authorities have prioritized the immunization of residents in nursing homes, most of who are very elderly with underlying medical conditions and some which are terminally ill,” Pfizer’s representative commented.
“All reported deaths will be thoroughly evaluated by the agency to determine if these incidents are related to the vaccine. The Norwegian government will also consider adjusting their vaccination instructions to take the patients’ health into more consideration.”