Allergic response to COVID-19 vaccine reported in Alaska

Health officials in Alaska said Wednesday that a health care worker who received one dose of BioNTech BNTX,
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The COVID-19 vaccine had an “allergic reaction”. The individual, who had no history of allergies, was diagnosed with diarrhea and shortness of breath within 10 minutes of receiving the vaccine and is currently in the hospital. UK officials said last week that there had been two cases of an anaphylactic reaction among the first group of people who started getting the pictures there. Hospitals in Alaska began administering doses of the vaccine BioNTech / Pfizer on Tuesday, four days after the Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval to the vaccine, making it the first coronavirus vaccine available to people in the US “We expected that a possible side effect like this would happen,” said Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer, in a press release. “Every site that is allowed to provide vaccines in Alaska must have medications to deal with an allergic reaction.”