COVID-19 vax safety: The fate of 968 patients who arrived at one ED fearing they’d been harmed

Was media scaremongering over the safety of the vaccines to blame?

The media frenzy surrounding COVID-19 vaccine safety may have resulted in a thousand ED presentations to a Melbourne hospital over a three month period of which just eight turned out to be an adverse event triggered by the vaccines.

Doctors from St Vincent’s Hospital said pressures on ED staff increased dramatically as the vaccination rollout out sped up late last year.