A few MPs have raised concerns in parliament about the possible side effects of vaccines, including what some described as data showing a correlation with increased levels of cardiovascular problems.
The government is not planning to open an inquiry solely into the safety of coronavirus vaccines, a health minister has said.
Caroline Johnson added the vaccines will be reviewed as part of the wider UK COVID-19 inquiry.
However, Dr Johnson insisted the jabs are safe and encouraged those eligible to come forward for autumn boosters.
She was speaking during a Westminster Hall debate in parliament – held in response to a petition calling for a public inquiry into COVID-19 vaccine safety, which has been signed more than 107,000 times.
A few MPs raised concerns during the debate about the vaccines’ possible side effects, including what some described as data showing a correlation with increased levels of cardiovascular problems.
The NHS website says “reports of serious side effects are very rare” and the “COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness”.
Scottish National Party MP Steven Bonnar said the vaccine programme saved “millions of lives”, adding almost 28,000 of those were in Scotland.
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