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Vaccinating the UK against covid-19

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 30 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4654

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Re: Vaccinating the UK against covid-19

Dear Editor

May I add one point to what Mr Stone has written and is acknowledged by Bhopal et al?

We the public need to be assured by an independent body that it is laying down how adverse events will be recorded and made public and how the coincidence or causative or “undetermined” nature will be determined.

The yellow card is pretty poor.

I speak from having tried (as a patient) to report an event related to a hormone suppressant. It was very difficult. With hindsight I decided that it was not worth bothering about.

I do not doubt the bona fides of the “front line staff”.

Competing interests: Elderly

03 December 2020
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough England