In an alarming development, Norway has cautioned against fatal side-effects of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine as 23 people died in the country after they were administered the first shot. Most of the deceased were reportedly elderly and terminally ill patients.
Following the post-mortem of the deceased, as many as 13 reports suggested common side-effects of the vaccine in the sick patients, said the Norwegian government.
More than 30,000 people have received the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine in the Scandinavian country since the end of December, according to official figures. Reacting to the deaths, the vaccine maker, Pfizer, has said that "the number of incidents so far is not alarming, and in line with expectations."