Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are administered at Brigham And Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts on December 16, 2020.
Two cases of a severe allergic reaction to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus jab have been reported by Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau over the past two days.
a second health-care worker in Alaska has suffered a severe adverse reaction to the Pfizer Covid vaccine, according to a local hospital. The second case appears to be mild, while the first affected individual remains hospitalized.
“A second staff member experienced eye puffiness, lightheadedness, and scratchy throat ten minutes after being injected with the vaccine today. His reaction was not considered anaphylaxis,” the hospital said in a statement.
The affected worker received antihistamine shots immediately and “felt complete back to normal” an hour after the incident. It remained unclear whether he has had a history of allergies or not.
The first case of an allergic reaction to the vaccine occurred on Tuesday when a health worker with no previous history of allergies or adverse reaction to the vaccine was affected. The worker’s reaction to the vaccine was described by the hospital as “serious but not life-threatening.”
“After ten minutes, the Bartlett health care worker showed signs of an anaphylactic reaction, with increased heartbeat, shortness of breath, and skin rash and redness,” the hospital stated.