|1. Can covid vaccines cause death?
||Vaccines approved by Health Canada are safe, effective and prevent
severe forms of COVID-19, it therefore helps prevent hospitalizations
and admissions to intensive care units. The side effects that can occur
after vaccination are mild or moderate in the majority of cases. Serious
side effects rarely happen. For example for mRNA vaccines (e.g.
Moderna, Pfizer), no deaths have been reported and the overall rate
for acute allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) is 1.8 per 100,000 vaccines
injected. Active monitoring is done to identify these side effects and to
ensure appropriate management.
|2. I suffer from a chronic disease, can the vaccine have an effect
on the medication I take?
||According to available data, approved vaccines do not impact the
efficacy and safety of drugs for chronic diseases. According to the
available data, approved vaccines do not impact the efficacy and safety
of drugs for chronic diseases. However, if you are taking medications
that may affect your immune system (i.e. your body's ability to defend
itself against germs, viruses, etc.), or if you are undergoing cancer
chemotherapy, the medication may decrease the effectiveness of the
vaccine. It is therefore important to discuss this with your doctor.