A new study investigating the safety of the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. shows that vaccinated persons are not only less likely to die from the coronavirus, but also less likely to die from any other cause in the months after getting vaccinated.
The study, published October 22 in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, was led by Stanley Xu, PhD, KPSOM Associate Professor of Health Systems Science and a senior research scientist biostatistician with the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation. The study was also co-authored by Nicola Klein, MD, PhD, KPSOM Professor of Health Systems Science and a senior research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and director of the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, and Hung Fu Tseng, PhD, MPH, KPSOM Professor of Health Systems Science and a senior scientist in the Department of Research & Evaluation.
“COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States have shown again and again to be safe. This study also confirms their safety,” said Xu.