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With 2 Deaths, MOH Confirms That 18 Inmates Might Suffer From Suspected Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects

today5 January 2022

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(source: The Star/ The Straits Times)

The Health Ministry (MOH) has confirmed the occurrence of suspected adverse effects following immunisation (AEFI) against Covid-19 at Kajang Prison, affecting 18 inmates – two of whom have since died.

According to Malay Mail, the investigation comes after a letter from the prison to MOH was leaked online and went viral.

Dr Roshayati Mohamad Sani, director of the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency’s (NPRA) Regulatory Department, said in a statement today (5 Jan) that the agency is aware of the reports detailing suspected AEFI among the inmates.

β€œAll the reports stated in the letter have been received by the NPRA. AEFI reports classified as serious, including those involving deaths, are under investigation,” she said. Roshayati also urged that NPRA is always monitoring the use of all vaccines for safety.

She said the Hulu Langat District Health Office and the Selangor State…

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Written by: Karissa Lund


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