The U.S. public health department said on Wednesday (16th) that a medical worker in Alaska had a severe allergic reaction after being vaccinated against Pfizer on the 15th, the first case in the United States. The medical worker has been hospitalized and is in a stable condition.
According to the media reports of the New York Times, Reuters and other media, Lindy Jones, the chief physician of the hospital where the health worker works, said that the person concerned has no history of drug allergy, and it is not clear whether he has other types of allergies.
According to the report, tens of millions of Americans are expected to be vaccinated against Pfizer by the end of this year, which may prompt U.S. federal officials to be more alert to the potential serious side effects of the vaccine.
Previously, British health agencies warned that people with a history of severe allergies should not be vaccinated against Pfizer, pointing out that people who have had allergic reactions to a certain food, drug or vaccine should not be vaccinated. They also reiterated that this response to the vaccine is “very rare”.
Against the backdrop of pressure from the White House, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and German Biotechnology Company on the 11th.
On the 14th, the United States launched the coronavirus vaccination. The first batch of vaccinations were medical staff and groups living in long-term care institutions such as nursing homes.