The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) provides information on reports of adverse events following immunisation (AEFIs) associated with COVID-19 vaccine administration. All medicines, including vaccines, can cause side effects. In the case of vaccines, side effects or adverse events that occur after vaccine administration are known as AEFIs. However, the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweighs the risks. COVID-19 vaccines have proven to prevent severe form of disease, hospitalisation and death.

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