By Thorsteinn Siglaugsson
According to a response to an official request for information from the German Techniker Krankenkasse insurer, the number of billed cases of vaccine-related adverse effects needing medical treatment skyrocketed in 2021 compared with 2019 and 2020. The request relates to four diagnostic codes:
- T.88.0: Infection following immunization
- T.88.1: Other complications after immunization
- U.12.9: Adverse effects after Covid-19 immunization
- Y.59.9: Complications due to vaccines or biological substances
In 2019, the total number of confirmed diagnoses was 13,777. In 2020 it was 15,044. In 2021 the total number was 437,593. This is more than thirty-fold the average for those four codes in 2019-2020, a 2,937% increase.
More precisely, it is the T.88.1 – Other complications after immunization, and U.12.9 – Adverse effects after Covid-19 immunization – that are spiking. The latter code of course has no data for the prior years, but close to 150 thousand incidences in 2021.
Approximately 11 million people are insured by the Techniker Krankenkasse. 473,593 cases of medical treatment resulting from vaccination thus amounts to around one in every 23 people vaccinated, assuming all 11 million are vaccinated. The rate for 2019 and 2020 is one in every 760 people.
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