LATEST: The Covid-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board has reviewed the death of a 17-year-old post-vaccination and says it is not linked directly to the vaccine.
"The Board noted that expert haematology advice has been sought regarding other factors potentially involved and a report had been made to CARM regarding another 'suspect medicine' (ie, possible cause), which would be considered by the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC) in due course," the board said.
there have been 60 deaths associated with the vaccine reported to CARM (Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring) up till September 11th of this year.
Only one of those are directly linked to the Pfizer shot as it stands, though is still yet to be determined by the Coroner.
27 have been deemed unlikely to be linked to the vaccine. 10 haven't been assessed due to a lack of information and 22 are still under investigation.
"By chance, some people will experience new illnesses or die from a pre-existing condition shortly after vaccination, especially if they are elderly. Therefore, part of our review process includes comparing natural death rates to observed death rates following vaccination, to determine if there are any specific trends or patterns that might indicate a vaccine safety concern," Medsafe said.
"To date, the observed number of deaths reported after vaccination is actually less than the expected number of natural deaths."
2352 non-serious and 63 serious reports have been submitted the week ending September 11. Six of the serious reports were notifications of death, one of which was the 17 year old.