PUTRAJAYA: There have been no deaths caused by Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia since the start of the immunisation programme, says Khairy Jamaluddin (pic).

“No deaths in the country have shown a direct link to vaccinations,” said the Health Minister.

He said the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) had only received a small number of reports classified as “adverse events following immunisation” (AEFI).

“The rate of overall AEFI reports received is 0.53 per 1,000 doses.

“Out of this, 0.04 reports per 1,000 doses were categorised as serious.

“The majority of serious cases only required a short period of hospitalisation for observation and treatment,” he said at his ministry’s Covid-19 press conference here on Wednesday (Sept 1).

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