New Delhi: As vaccines get ready for consumption across various countries, another pressing concern that needs to be taken care of is safety of the doses. In a recent incident, an Alaskan healthcare worker who was administered Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccine suffered a serious allergic reaction, reports said on Thursday. The person, however, is stable now. Also Read - Every Second Person in Delhi Infected With COVID, Latest Sero-survey Shows Signs of Herd Immunity
The adverse reaction in the person was noticed minutes after they took the vaccine shots. This also came days after two other similar cases were reported in Britain earlier. Also Read - COVID-19 Warnings on Twitter Spread Well Before Pandemic Outbreak
The adverse reaction in two cases in Britain forced the authorities in the country to issue a warning, saying that people with a history of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reactions to a medicine or food, should not be get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shots. Also Read - Awaiting Centre's Instructions: Delhi Govt on 'Free Vaccine For All' Promise
This particular patient from the US didn’t have a history of allergic reactions, an official told Reuters. The patient’s symptoms were resolved after they were given allergy treatment epinephrine. The patient is currently under a close watch.
The biggest vaccination drive in American history got underway on Monday with a critical care nurse here becoming the first person in the US to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, few days ago, four volunteers who were given the Pfizer vaccine shots during the trial stage developed Bell’s Palsy later. Notably, Bell’s palsy is a medical condition that causes one half of the face to droop. (Read Full Story Here)