The UK Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) allayed fears that Bell’s palsy was associated with the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech after four US trial participants suffered from facial paralysis .
The vaccine was developed by the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech.
According to healthfeedback.org, “four cases in the vaccine group do not represent a higher frequency than expected in the general population.”
“Even in an unvaccinated population, a number of Bell’s palsy deaths and cases are expected solely by chance. The frequency of Bell’s palsy death and palsy observed in vaccine participants is no higher than the baseline predicted rate, indicating that it is very likely no causal relationship to the vaccine, “added healthfeedback.org.
MHRA also made similar observations stating that the safety profile of the Pfizer vaccine is similar to other types of routinely used inoculations. The UK regulator said it will never allow any vaccine to be supplied in the country that does not meet mandatory standards of safety, quality and efficacy.
Note that Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said on December 9 that the pharmaceutical giant did not “cut corners” during the vaccine launch.
The vaccine has been “tested in exactly the same way that we are testing any vaccine that is circulating out there,” Bourla said, adding, “this vaccine has actually been tested, due to control, to even higher standards in terms of how we do things. “
“There are always people skeptical about vaccines, but I have to say they are wrong,” said Pfizer’s CEO.