The Ministry of Public Health asserted, in a statement on Saturday, that “since the launch of the national vaccination plan, it has been investigating every reported case regarding serious and non-critical side effects of vaccines, through the collaboration of its pharmacovigilance risk assessment committee with specialized scientific committees to determine the extent to which these symptoms are related to vaccines from a scientific and medical point of view.”
The statement indicated that Lebanon is one of the few countries that decided to adopt this procedure, similar to developed countries. “Accordingly, the causes of deaths reported by the media and social media sites are being investigated, in terms of their connection with receiving the vaccine,” the Ministry affirmed, stressing that it would announce with full transparency the final report conducted in accordance with the applied principles.
Recalling what the World Health Organization has confirmed in regards to the benefits of the vaccine which are much more than its side effects, the Health Ministry urged citizens not to hesitate in reporting any symptoms they suspect are due to receiving the vaccine since early notification is a preventive and medical necessity.
The Ministry also reminded citizens that it is “the reliable reference in following-up on every case with all its details.”