Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccine and Drug ineffective - a phase IV clinical study of CDC and FDA data


Drug ineffective is found among people who get Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, and after 30 days of getting the vaccine.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people get Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccine and have Drug ineffective. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 401,887 people who have side effects when getting Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccine from the CDC and the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Jun, 26, 2023

401,887 people reported to have side effects after getting Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccine.
Among them, 7,432 people (1.85%) have Drug ineffective.

What is Drug ineffective?

Drug ineffective is found to be associated with 4,614 drugs and 5,061 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Pfizer biontech covid vaccine and Drug ineffective?

Time to have Drug ineffective from when people get Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccine *:

  • on the same day: 12.6 %
  • in the first week: 7.01 %
  • in the first 30 days: 21.58 %
  • after 30 days: 58.82 %

Gender of people *:

  • female: 59.63 %
  • male: 40.37 %

Age of people *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.88 %
  • 20-29: 6.59 %
  • 30-39: 8.29 %
  • 40-49: 14.15 %
  • 50-59: 19.27 %
  • 60+: 46.83 %

Did people recover *:

  • yes: 20.66 %
  • no: 79.34 %

Death as an outcome *:

  • yes: 0.93 %
  • no: 99.07 %

# of vaccine dose *:

  • 1: 28.37 %
  • 2: 25.66 %
  • 3+: 45.97 %

Common side effects people have besides Drug ineffective *:

  1. Fever: 182 people, 2.45%
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 172 people, 2.31%
  3. Headache (pain in head): 145 people, 1.95%
  4. Cough: 140 people, 1.88%
  5. Pain: 133 people, 1.79%
  6. Chills (felling of cold): 96 people, 1.29%
  7. Nasal Congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels): 91 people, 1.22%
  8. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx): 80 people, 1.08%
  9. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 76 people, 1.02%
  10. Pain In Extremity: 74 people, 1.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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How the study uses the data?

The study is based on data from the CDC and the FDA.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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