This claim misrepresents unverified data to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines caused 2,201,851 adverse reactions.
The article claims that VigiAccess, launched by WHO in 2015, provides the public access to information on potential side effects of medicinal products and has listed 2,201,857 adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine. These reactions included 108468 cardiac disorders, 9368 cases of myocarditis, 25518 cases of tachycardia, and 6112 reports of pericarditis.
However, the VigiAccess website has noted that it cannot be used to infer any confirmed link between a suspected side effect and any specific medicine. Also, it has stated that "it does not guarantee, warrant, or make any representation whatsoever regarding the data contained on the website."
According to WHO, COVID-19 vaccines are safe, and getting vaccinated will help protect against developing severe COVID-19 disease and death from COVID-19. People may experience some mild side effects after getting vaccinated, showing that the body is building protection. Even Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that serious adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination are rare.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, mentioned that the European Medicines Agency concluded earlier in 2021 that blood clots are a rare side effect of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, affecting four or five people in every one million. Also, the risk of a severe brain clot associated with COVID-19 infection is ten times higher than blood clots among people taking the vaccine. In collaboration with Harvard University, the study published in August 2021 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that more than two million people in Israel concluded that serious side effects were very uncommon.
Considering there is no direct evidence that all these side effects are linked to COVID-19 vaccines; therefore, the claim that the WHO database has listed 2,201,851 adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines is false.