EudraVigilance Tracks COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events in Europe

The various available vaccines likely have different adverse effect profiles

The European Medicines Agency publishes reports of adverse reactions to medications at EudraVigilance. This is the closest European equivalent of the U.S. VAERS (vaccine adverse events reporting system) except it covers more than just vaccines. Click here for their European experience, scroll down to letter C then find your favorite COVID-19 vaccine.

Caveats:

The information on this website relates to suspected side effects , i.e. medical events that have been observed following the use of a medicine, but which are not necessarily related to or caused by the medicine.

Information on suspected side effects should not be interpreted as meaning that the medicine or the active substance causes the observed effect or is unsafe to use. Only a detailed evaluation and scientific assessment of all available data allows for robust conclusions to be drawn on the benefits and risks of a medicine. [If this hasn’t been done yet, why not?]

The European Medicines Agency publishes these data so that its stakeholders, including the general public, can access information that European regulatory authorities use to review the safety of a medicine or active substance. Transparency is a key guiding principle of the Agency.

Visit Bayou Renaissance Man for a table of various types of adverse effects reported after the individual vaccines. (I haven’t verified the accuracy of the figures.) To put the numbers in perspective, I’d want to know the total number of Europeans vaccinated.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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