OREANDA-NEWS. World Health Organization Committee officials said they saw no evidence of the impact of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on deaths in the elderly, and called for continued use of the drug from these companies. RIA Novosti reports about it.

A statement from the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) to WHO on this matter states: “Current reports do not suggest any unexpected or unwanted increases in mortality in frail elderly people or any unusual side-effect characteristics following administration of BNT162b2. Reports are in line with expectations. death rates from common causes and causes of death in the frail elderly population, and the available information does not support a significant role for the vaccine in known deaths. "

Based on these findings, the committee believes that "the balance of benefits and risks of BNT162b2 remains favorable for the elderly and does not currently propose any revision of the safety recommendations for this vaccine."

The World Health Organization Committee has recommended that countries continue to monitor the safety of vaccines and collect data on suspected side effects from their use.

Earlier it was reported that experts in Norway are investigating the causes of death of 23 people who died after being vaccinated against the coronavirus. World Health Organization spokeswoman Catarina de Cat said WHO is aware of these cases and is closely following the investigation.