A few people had developed paralysis-like symptoms, but no paralysis, after vaccination with Covid-19, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration confirmed Wednesday.
Apisamai Srirangson, the CCSA’s spokeswoman, acknowledged the report that seven people were suspected of partial paralysis after receiving a dose of Sinovac.
The Ministry of Health has investigated the cases. The first finding was that the people “developed symptoms that are not partial paralysis, but had symptoms similar to partial paralysis, as known in stroke, including muscle weakness and numbness,” she said.
“All were recovered this morning,” she said.
The ministry’s investigation was conducted by a panel of experienced physicians and brain pathologists.
“Many people follow the advice of academics, educators and doctors we respect. However, reports must be verified and people must consider the information from all sources, ”said Dr. Apisamai.
On Tuesday, Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, director of the Health Science Center of Emerging Diseases at Chulalongkorn University Medical School, posted on Facebook that seven people suffered partial paralysis after receiving the Sinovac vaccine.
Six of them were in Rayong and one in Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital in Sri Racha District of Chon Buri. he said.
Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Taweesap Siraprapasiri, a specialist with the Department of Disease Control, referred to six people he said had unwanted symptoms in Rayong.
Five of them were medical or health officials, and the other a hospital worker. According to Dr. Taweesap, the six all received an injection of CoronaVac from vaccine lot number J202103001 between April 5 and 9 and showed unwanted symptoms 5 to 30 minutes after inoculation.
They experienced numbness on one side of their body. Five of them also suffered from limb muscle weakness.
One of them had cancer, another had high cholesterol and was obese, and four were on birth control pills.
Prof Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit from Siriraj Hospital Medical School at Mahidol University said the six had different degrees of neural symptoms and made a full recovery within 1-3 days.
“Someone developed symptoms of a stroke, but we still cannot determine what caused it. An investigation, including MRI scans, found nothing suspicious. Most of them are not overly old women who are not normally at risk for a stroke, ”she said. .
“We think the symptoms were related to the inoculation because they occurred 5-10 minutes after the injection.”
An investigation panel did not find any irregularities in the batch of the vaccine. About 500,000 doses from the batch had already been distributed and given to more than 300,000 people to date.
“Such symptoms have not occurred elsewhere in vaccines, and we will continue to look for such side effects in the future.
“The committee decided that the vaccine can be used in this batch because the benefits outweigh the side effects, which were temporary,” concluded Professor Kulkanya.
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