“We would be confidence when you say adverse events because not all events following immunization are due to the vaccines so generally we call them events.
“So we have had nearly 1,030 and 1,050 events supporting, again, these are risks in compared with the number of people vaccinated and it is approximately, 268-300 events per 100,000 people vaccinated. In other words for every 100,000 persons who have been given the vaccine we have had 300 reports”.
According to him, Ghana is not doing badly in respect of the reported adverse events.
“These are mainly diarrhoea headache, fever, pain at the injection side and hunger. People are complaining that they are sleeping too much, others too say they didn’t sleep too well so a range of these mild adverse events are the ones we have discovered so far and we are still monitoring and FDA is in the driving seat”.
So far, the country has done 60% of the targeted vaccination as of March 17, 2021.