CARPHA assures no link between vaccines and disorders

CARPHA assures no link between vaccines and disorders

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has assured that there is no link between vaccines and disorders.

CARPHA made the statement on Saturday after several countries suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine claiming it could be connected to blood clots.

CARPHA stated, “This was done as a precautionary measure while a full investigation is conducted into the reports.
“At present, it cannot be determined whether there is a link between the vaccine and the disorders.
“Adverse reactions that happen following immunisation with any vaccine need to be fully investigated to rule out various factors, for example, illnesses, the progression of a disease, and batch assessment, before a final decision is made by the health authorities.”

CARPHA pointed out that the World Health Organization’s global advisory committee on vaccine safety (GACVS) systematically reviews any vaccine safety signals and concerns related to Covid-19 vaccine safety.

It added, “As soon as WHO has gained a full understanding of these events, the findings and any changes to current recommendations will be immediately communicated to regional and international public health partners which includes CARPHA.”