Will I die of the vaccine?


The odds are, no, according to a study published by four Chinese scientists in Front Med in Lausanne in May.

Their findings: The mortality rate of Covid vaccinations was 8.2 per million population.

Data on deaths following vaccination were obtained from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) from 11 December, 2020 through 8 January, 2021. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid Data Tracker was used to identify the total number of people receiving vaccines during the same period to estimate the mortality rate. Stratified analysis was conducted by the location of vaccination.

As of 8 January, 2021, 55 deaths were reported, and the mortality rate of vaccination was 8.2 per million population.

Results: As of 8 January, 2021, 55 deaths were reported, and the mortality rate of vaccination was 8.2 per million population.

With the older population, a total of 37 deaths were reported among long-term care facility residents, and the mortality rate was 53.4 per million population.
Top reported comorbidities associated with deaths included hypertension, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and heart failure. In addition, dementia was more likely to be associated with deaths vaccinated at long-term care facilities than at other locations.

Conclusion: The benefits of Covid vaccines outweigh the potential risks in older frail populations, and the findings do not support actions to exclude older adults from being vaccinated.