Neurological Complications in COVID-19 Vaccination: A Closer Look at the Data and Implications
A recent study has highlighted the occurrence of neurological side effects in nearly one-third of COVID-19 vaccine recipients. The study, which analyzed 19,096 people who received COVID-19 vaccines in Italy in July 2021, found that these individuals suffered from symptoms such as headaches, tremors, muscle spasms, insomnia, sleepiness, vertigo, and difficulty in concentration.
- The study included 19,096 people who received COVID-19 vaccines in Italy in July 2021.
- Of these, 15,368 had taken the Pfizer vaccine, 2,077 had taken the Moderna version, and 1,651 took the AstraZeneca version.
- Nearly one-third of the vaccine recipients experienced neurological complications.
- The neurological side effects included headaches, tremors, muscle spasms, insomnia, sleepiness, vertigo, and difficulty in concentration.
According to a review published in Neurology, among the 51 cases studied, AstraZeneca was the most frequently administered vaccine (28, 55%), followed by Pfizer-BioNTech (8, 16%), Moderna (2,4%), Janssen (2,4%), Sputnik (1, 2%), and COVAXIN (1, 2%). The most common CNS manifestation was cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) in females (64%) younger than 50 years.
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