Switzerland: death reported after corona vaccination

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The health department of the canton of Lucerne has confirmed the death of a person after being vaccinated against the coronavirus.

We are aware of the case, “said a health department spokeswoman for the Reuters news agency.

The responsible authorities have also reported to the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic, which deals with the approval of vaccines. The spokeswoman also did not provide any information on whether the death had to do with the corona vaccination.

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So far, Switzerland had only approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. On December 19, the therapeutic products institute Swissmedic announced that, according to the studies, the most common side effects are comparable to those after a flu vaccination.

Swissmedic would closely monitor the safety of the vaccine and take measures should safety signals occur, it was said at the time.

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