Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
Yes. There are strict protections in place to help ensure the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines.
Before receiving authorization from WHO and national regulatory agencies, COVID-19 vaccines undergo rigorous testing in clinical trials to prove that they meet internationally agreed standards for safety and efficacy.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BionTech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines have been approved for use by WHO. These vaccines have been tried, tested and proven to be safe. Over two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally and millions of people have been vaccinated in Africa.
As with all vaccines, WHO and regulatory authorities continuously monitor their use to confirm that they remain safe for all who receive them.
More information on COVID-19 vaccine safety can be found here.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines Q&Ahttps://www.afro.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccines/qa