Europe’s drugs regulator looked into three new conditions to assess whether they may be possible side-effects related to COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer PFE.N and Moderna MRNA.O.
According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the safety committee is looking at erythema multiforme, a kind of allergic skin response, as well as glomerulonephritis, and nephrotic syndrome, all of which are kidney diseases.
The two vaccines’ mRNA technology has been a major scientific breakthrough, but certain uncommon side-effects of the injections are being researched as more individuals are inoculated internationally.
The EMA discovered a probable relationship between very uncommon heart inflammation and mRNA vaccinations last month.
However, both the European Commission and the World Health Organization have stated that the advantages of these vaccinations outweigh any risks they may bring.
The EMA did not say how many cases of the new illnesses were reported following immunization with the Pfizer and Moderna injections on Wednesday, but it did say it had sought further data from the firms to investigate any potential link.
Pfizer and Moderna have yet to comment about this.
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