When marketing executive Dan Petrovic experienced pericarditis from his second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine he was shocked that none of his doctors were willing to submit an adverse event report to Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
The process of submitting a report can be time-consuming, and many doctors simply choose not to take time away from patients to undertake this task.
The issue of under-reporting is a systemic issue that has persisted since well before COVID-19 vaccines came on the market. However, given the rapid development and deployment of these products to almost every adult in the country, it is up to all of us (patients and doctors) to submit all adverse reactions following immunisation regardless of suspicions of causality or competing priorities on our time.
Read the whole interview with Dan Petrovic at: www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/too-busy-are-rare-vaccine-reactions-being-brushed-off-by-doctors/news-story/043bc0eadc5e15aa17a94ea6e3362130