A health worker in New York City experienced what officials called a “serious adverse event” after receiving Pfizer. COVID-19 Vaccine. The unidentified worker is stable after being treated for a significant allergic reaction.
“We have received a report of a serious adverse event per health worker as more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in New York City,” the New York City Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday.
It is not clear when or where the health worker received the vaccine or how quickly the reaction occurred.
“The city health department is closely monitoring reports of the most serious side effects in conjunction with the CDC, which is the first serious adverse event we have encountered in New York City,” the department said in a statement. “We will continue to work with the distribution of the corona virus vaccine to ensure that health workers and nursing home staff and residents are protected against COVID-19.”
Although the event was first reported in New York, a health worker in Alaska reported an allergic reaction within 10 minutes of receiving the first dose of the vaccine last week, claiming that there were several adverse reactions across the United States. It is believed to have been first reported in the United States
Since then, at least five reactions have occurred, which trigger CDC to provide new guidance
“The CDC recommends that you do not receive that particular vaccine if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine,” the health agency said. “If you have a severe allergic reaction to other vaccines or injections, you should ask your doctor if you should get a Govit-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you determine if vaccination is safe for you.”
However, the above guidance applies only to those who have severe reactions to vaccines, and not to others who may suffer from severe reactions to other components such as food.
“The CDC recommends that people with severe allergic reactions to vaccines or injectables – such as food, pet, toxins, environmental or wood allergies – still be vaccinated.” CDC said.
“People with a history of allergic reactions to oral medications or family history of severe allergic reactions, or mild [sic] Allergy to vaccines (no anaphylaxis) – can still be vaccinated. “