How to report an adverse reaction in NZ following a COVID-19 injection

From The Health Forum NZ

If you or someone you know has had an ADVERSE REACTION FOLLOWING A COVID 19 VACCINE…It is VERY important that the reaction is reported to the Adverse Reaction Monitoring system in New Zealand.

You can file your own report or your doctor can file a report. Be aware that a vaccine injury or reaction does not always show itself in the first few days, weeks or longer. If you experience a sudden or unexpected change in your health status in the days, weeks, or even the few months post vaccination, please make a report. Your health status change may be related to the vaccination.

In New Zealand only around 5% of all injury is actually reported…and we are deemed one of the highest percentage injury reporting in the world (how shockingly bad is that!!).

Quoted from the reporting website…

“What to Report Any SUSPECTED ADRs (adverse reactions) to any medicine, vaccine or complementary medicine should be reported. “Newly introduced medicines and vaccines. Spontaneous reporting is particularly valuable for recognising possible new hazards rapidly. For newly introduced medicines and vaccines, or those being used for new indications or being delivered by a different route CARM asks that all suspected reactions (including minor reactions) are reported.

An adverse reaction should be reported even if it is not certain that the drug has caused it, or if the reaction is well recognised, or if other drugs have been given at the same time.

Even if you only thought it could be an ADR, report it. If in you are in doubt, report! In summary, please report:–

all adverse reactions of clinical concern
– all adverse reactions to new medicines
– all reactions for which a warning about future use would be appropriate especially serious allergic reactions (see Medical Warning System)
– drug interactions”

REPORT AT THE LINK BELOW:

https://nzphvc.otago.ac.nz/?fbclid=IwAR3RkKjUz6z-6tntvaE-lM_ELUnvfDi21CLsW4w652ZL9c1Ivpffvd-Gr-E

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