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Public asked to report side effects of COVID-19 vaccine

- Persons can make report to Ministry of Health & Social Development
As the Virgin Islands continues its COVID-19 vaccination drive, persons who received their first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine are asked to report any side effects to the Ministry of Health and Social Development. Photo: Internet Source/File
Some 3185 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of February 25, 2021, according to information coming out of the Government Information Service. Photo: Facebook
Some 3185 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of February 25, 2021, according to information coming out of the Government Information Service. Photo: Facebook
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges said any adverse reactions to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), as well as the vaccine manufacturer. Photo: BVIHSA/File
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges said any adverse reactions to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), as well as the vaccine manufacturer. Photo: BVIHSA/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues its COVID-19 vaccination drive, persons who received their first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine are asked to report any side effects to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

Some 3185 persons were vaccinated as of February 25, 2021, according to information coming out of the Government Information Service.

Persons who have experienced side effects can call 468-9850 or email: covid19vaccine@gov.vg to give their information.

Reporting adverse reactions                                                

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges recently said any adverse reactions to the vaccine in the VI would be reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), as well as the vaccine manufacturer.

Possible side effects 

According to the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK, most side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine "resolved within a few days, with some still present a week after vaccination".

The common side effects of this vaccine are: tenderness, pain, warmth, redness, itching, swelling or bruising where the injection is given; Generally feeling unwell; Feeling tired (fatigue); Chills or feeling feverish; Headache; Feeling sick (nausea); Joint pain or muscle ache.

It said other common side effects - affecting up to one in 10 people – include a lump at the injection site, fever; being sick (vomiting) and flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills.

UK to cover costs for treatment of side effects

Further, residents were told should they develop any side effects and have to be treated, the medical costs would be absorbed by the United Kingdom (UK).

Dr Georges had made the disclosure on JTV’s Big Story on February 2, 2021.

“We are looking for the potential for risks and they, the UK, will be covering the costs for it because these are some of the conditions under which the vaccine is procured and it is also being distributed. So that indemnification that the UK gives to their own citizens in the UK is extended to the British Virgin Islands,” Dr Georges had said.

24 Responses to “Public asked to report side effects of COVID-19 vaccine”

  • MoreFire (01/03/2021, 11:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ohh?!
    • At More Fire (01/03/2021, 12:29) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
      The immune system mounts a response to the vaccine, much as it does to an infection. Some people may have no noticeable side effects, maybe a sore arm at the injection site. Others may respond with a more vigorous reaction; feeling achey, tired, feverish, chills, headache. These should subside within 24-72 hours. Individuals react individually. This is why some people feel that a vaccine made them sick. The “symptoms” are related to the immune response.
    • Naturalist (01/03/2021, 16:00) Like (27) Dislike (16) Reply
      So happy and proud of everyone who declines the vaccine, we will live on and keep on reproducing, we will not be sterilized from the wicked agenda ! Power to the people and more power to the wise !
  • question (01/03/2021, 11:30) Like (38) Dislike (11) Reply
    What about the symptom later down like months to years ...concern citizen would someone reply
    • @Question (01/03/2021, 14:00) Like (27) Dislike (7) Reply
      Great question. I wonder if all of those who rushed to take the vaccine know that if they get injured there is no recourse as to legal action they can take. You can't sue the Government or the vaccine manufacturers. Check the fine print if you can find it. Also, ask any one of the ones promoting the vaccine about the ingredients and possible long term effects and see what they say.
    • @Question (01/03/2021, 16:04) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
      Well most people will be sterilized from the vaccines, I think that’s common knowledge but let’s wait and see what else we get get from the vaccines because we don’t know what to expect, it’s like the people who took it are playing “lucky dip”
    • @Question (02/03/2021, 02:40) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Nobody could give an Answer for this ..
      Time will tell only .....
  • Eagle Eye (01/03/2021, 14:27) Like (17) Dislike (7) Reply
    Wellsah how people can be so blind and stupid to harras their perfect working bodies. Is dotish y'all dotish.

    The common side effects of this vaccine are: tenderness, pain, warmth, redness, itching, swelling or bruising where the injection is given; Generally feeling unwell; Feeling tired (fatigue); Chills or feeling feverish; Headache; Feeling sick (nausea); Joint pain or muscle ache.

    It said other common side effects - affecting up to one in 10 people – include a lump at the injection site, fever; being sick (vomiting) and flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills.
  • tretretrete (01/03/2021, 15:12) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    Well my roaster is not crowing in the morning on time like before..should I come in as well ...
  • @ at more fire (01/03/2021, 15:16) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well we got time we see ...hope cancer and all those diseases dont get out of hand
  • ronald singh (01/03/2021, 15:20) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    The only thing happen to me it open my appetite
  • NezRez (01/03/2021, 15:27) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is a test of the American Broadcast System. They know what’s coming.
  • Real (01/03/2021, 16:11) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    I saw one person vomiting and feeling nauseous a day after his vaccination.
  • TORTOLIAN (01/03/2021, 18:25) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    I GOT IT THURSDAY AND I HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. I WILL BE THERE FOR THE SECOND ONE.
    • @Tortolaian (01/03/2021, 19:11) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
      When you done go and have a kid let me see how it comes out lol bunch a jack***
  • @Tortolian (01/03/2021, 18:51) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    While u there for the second u can have mines too
  • Hodgie (01/03/2021, 19:16) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    My wife told me my bedroom performance is up since I took my first shot. I have seen the improved performance also. Guess it was created with people like me in mind.
  • Rubber Duck (01/03/2021, 19:32) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    The juju men and the witch doctors spread their non sense and fools listen.
    20 million vaccinated in the UK. No ill effects. And the virus is in retreat.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9313593/UK-different-world-months-thanks-Covid-vaccines-Hancock-JVT-claim.html
  • Tried (01/03/2021, 19:49) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I felt quite unwell, I thought I’d file the report but it’s just too long and time consuming. More representative population be better to have everyone just say if the had no, mild, worse or severe symptoms at the second jab
  • Lawsuits (02/03/2021, 02:38) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who will be responsible?
    • @Lawsuits (02/03/2021, 13:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Nobody. You can’t sue them!!! Research it and you will see. Thanks the vaccine at your own risk.
  • Me (02/03/2021, 13:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    some of you need to get it in you'll mouth.
    for talking tooo much damn nonsense .
  • tretretrete (02/03/2021, 20:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I had the first one Sat.Felt like I had a fever..achy..stuffy head all Sunday..same for wife...nothing at all for another person I know had it same time side effects wise.Just soar arm by Sunday.This was not in Tortola.. that's all I can say about effects so far
  • BigBoxOfCornflakes (02/03/2021, 20:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Place just LAF. Stuuuuupz. Report yuh...


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