The first medical worker – a middle-aged woman who did not have the propensity for allergy, 10 minutes after the vaccination at the Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau city, had an anaphylaxis reaction. She got a rash over her face and body, shortness of breath and an accelerated heart rate.
The second medical worker 10 minutes after the vaccination had an allergic reaction. He had eye puffiness, lightheadedness and a scratchy throat.
He was taken to the emergency room. The worker was back to normal within an hour and released.
According to CNN, Pfizer representatives stated it carefully checks this incident. It was noted that the company does not possess detailed information about the situation; however, the company actively interacts with the authorities of the state.
Besides, the company stated that in case of necessity, it will renew the counterindication list for this medicine.
“We will closely monitor all reports suggestive of serious allergic reactions following vaccination and update labeling language if needed,” Pfizer’s representative said.
On December 14, the mass vaccination of the population against coronavirus started in the U.S. The nurse from New York got the first vaccine shot. The doctors use the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech. Firstly, the medical employees and the residents of homes for elderly people will be vaccinated.
Until March 2021, 100 million people will be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend vaccinating the medical employees and the residents of homes for elderly people and other social facilities.