The New York Times has reported that the person who received the covid-19 Pfizer vaccine shot on Tuesday, December 15,2020 has been hospitalized on Wednesday, December 15 but is now stable. the US health worker in Alaska was said to have suffered a serious allergic reaction after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine.
Pfizer who confirmed the story said it was working with local authorities to investigate the incident.
The incidence in the US occurred just like the two health workers in Britain had similar allergic reactions after taking shots of the Pfizer vaccine, causing the government there to tell people to avoid getting the shot if they had a history of severe allergies.
Meanwhile, the US regulator has issued an emergency approval with the warning that people who had known allergies to ingredients inside the vaccine should avoid it. “We don’t yet have all the details of the report from Alaska about a potential serious allergic reaction but are actively working with local health authorities to assess,” a Pfizer spokesperson said.
We will closely monitor all reports suggestive of serious allergic reactions following vaccination and update labeling language if needed. Volunteers for Pfizer’s clinical trial of 44,000 people were excluded if they had a history of allergic reactions to vaccines or components of the Covid-19 vaccine. Overall, the trial found no serious safety issues, but regulators and the company are continuing to monitor for adverse events after vaccination.
The US is vaccinating some three million people this week with the vaccine, and hopes to reach a total of 20 million people this month if another vaccine, developed by Moderna, is approved.
The first of many freezer-packed Covid-19 vaccine vials made their way to distribution sites across the United States on Sunday, December 13,2020 as the nation’s pandemic deaths approached the horrifying new milestone of 300,000. The rollout of the Pfizer vaccine, the first to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, ushers in the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history, one that health officials hope the American public will embrace, even as some have voiced initial skepticism or worry.