EU regulator recommends adding heavy periods to side effects of mRNA COVID shots – CTV

Oct. 31, 2022

LONDON – A European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee on Friday recommended adding heavy menstrual bleeding to the list of side effect of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna, as well as Pfizer and its partner BioNTech.
Reports of heavy periods – bleeding characterized by increased volume and/or duration that interferes with the quality of life – have been observed during clinical trials, from cases in the real world and in medical literature, the EMA said.

The cases – which have mostly been non-serious and temporary in nature – have been reported after the first, second and booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna’s Spikevax, it added.

The regulator has now concluded that there is at least a “reasonable possibility” that heavy menstrual bleeding is causally associated with these vaccines.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/eu-regulator-recommends-adding-heavy-periods-to-side-effects-of-mrna-covid-shots-1.6131370

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