British regulators warned that people who have a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. It is reported by BBC News.
The two National Health Service (NHS) staff members had a reaction shortly after having the new jab, had treatment, and are both fine now.
They are understood to have had an anaphylactoid reaction, which tends to involve a skin rash, breathlessness, and sometimes a drop in blood pressure. This is not the same as anaphylaxis which can be fatal.
Both NHS workers have a history of serious allergies and carry adrenaline pens around with them.
In the meantime, the regulator has issued a warning for anyone who has had a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine, or food.
The U.K. began its mass vaccination program on Tuesday, offering the shot to people over 80, nursing home staff, and some NHS workers. It’s not clear how many people have received the jab so far.
As we reported earlier, Pfizer Company informed the White House that it could not supply a sufficient number of extra doses of vaccine against coronavirus until the end of June or July 2021.
Other states have already purchased the most of stock. It means that the American government, possibly, would not be able to increase the supplies of the Pfizer vaccine as quickly as it was planned.