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PUTRAJAYA: The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is safe for use in Malaysia, health minister Dr Adham Baba said today.

He said the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine safety data, obtained from clinical studies as of Nov 4, 2020 involving 12,000 volunteers, showed that no serious side effects were reported.

The usual side effects frequently reported were soreness at the site of inoculation, lethargy, headaches.

“Data also showed that post-vaccination effects were significantly reduced after the second dose was administered,” he said in a statement regarding the safety status of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, which was approved for registration by the Drug Control Authority on March 2.

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