SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The rate of adverse reaction reports among individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 currently stands at about 45 per 10,000 vaccinations in South Korea, the health authority said.
The nation’s vaccination response team, which operates under the umbrella of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, said that the rate of adverse reaction reports among overall COVID-19 vaccinations remained at about 0.45 percent, lower than the figure marked in the early stages of the vaccination program.
As of October 31, the number of adverse reaction reports totaled 353,535 cases among 78,392,936 vaccinations.
The rate of such reports stood at 0.53 percent for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, higher than 0.36 percent for the second dose. For cross vaccination, the rate stood at 0.23 percent.
By gender, the number of adverse reaction reports stood at 58.2 cases per 10,000 vaccinations for women, higher than the 31.5 cases per 10,000 reported for men.
The rate of such reports was lower for older people. In contrast, those aged between 30 and 39 years marked the highest rate at 56.1 cases per 10,000 vaccinations.
Most adverse reactions were mild such as muscular pain and headache (96.4 percent). Serious adverse reactions including severe allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis totaled 12,820 cases, or 3.6 percent of the total.
By vaccine, the rate of adverse reaction reports was 0.62 percent for Moderna, 0.58 percent for Janssen, 0.52 percent for AstraZeneca and 0.37 percent for Pfizer.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)