An analysis of millions of insured persons’ data from one of the largest providers of health care in Germany, BKK ProVita, has revealed significantly higher figures for COVID-19 vaccine side effects than reported by Paul Ehrlich Institute, an agency of the Federal Ministry of Health.
The new data is an “alarm signal,” warns BKK board member Andreas Schöfbeck. This is the first time figures from a large German health insurance association have been available on the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines.
In a video call with WELT, Schöfbeck said on Wednesday (Feb. 23): “The numbers determined are significant and urgently need to be checked for plausibility.”
“According to our calculations, we consider 400,000 visits to the doctor by our policyholders because of vaccination complications to be realistic to this day. Extrapolated to the total population, this value would be three million,” warned Schöfbeck.
“The numbers that resulted from our analysis are very far away from the publicly announced numbers. It would be unethical not to talk about it.”