Covid 19 vaccine allergic reaction: As the world is getting ready to recover from the Covid 19 pandemic with gradual roll out of vaccine campaigns, several reports about Covid 19 vaccine side effects have caused a scare among people.
Even as a report emerged that the US Food and Drug Administration is investigating around five allergic reactions that happened after people were administered Pfizer and BioNTech SE`s COVID-19 vaccine in the United States this week, a head nurse at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., fainted shortly after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, during a press meet as the cameras were rolling, according to reports.
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Tiffany Dover, a nurse in the Covid-19 unit passes out on live TV after taking vaccine in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Nurse manager Tiffany Dover had been giving a press briefing from CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, about her team being among the first to be given the COVID-19 vaccinations.
Dover was happily answering questions when she suddenly started trailing off.
“All of my staff, you know, we are excited to get the vaccine. We are in the COVID-19 unit, so therefore, you know, my team will be getting first chances to get the vaccine,” Dover said.
“And I know that it’s really … Sorry, I’m feeling really dizzy,” she continued.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA`s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said at a press conference that the Covid-19 allergic reaction had been reported in more than one state, including in Alaska.
Marks also said that a chemical called polyethylene glycol (PEG) that is an ingredient in the Pfizer vaccine – as well as the Moderna Inc vaccine authorized on Friday – “could be the culprit” causing the reactions.
Marks said that allergic reactions to PEG could be somewhat more common than previously understood.
The cases in Alaska were similar to two cases reported last week in Britain.
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Britain`s medical regulator has said that anyone with a history of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reactions to a medicine or food, should not be given the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that most Americans with allergies should be safe to receive the vaccine. It said only people who have previously had severe allergic reactions to vaccines or ingredients in this particular vaccine should avoid getting the shot.