Health officials report that a doctor in Boston with an allergy to shellfish had a serious reaction to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, allowed him to use his self-allergy injection and recovered.
Dr. Hussain Sadrzadeh, who suffers from a severe allergy to shellfish, according to NBC BostonHe received the vaccine on Thursday and was then monitored after vaccination, as is the standard procedure, according to a statement from Boston Medical Center.
“He felt that he was developing an allergic reaction and allowed him to handle his personal affairs [allergy autoinjector]. He was taken to the emergency department and examined, treated, monitored, and discharged from the hospital. “He is fine today,” the statement said.
Sadrzadeh’s allergic reaction was reportedly the first from the Moderna vaccine New York times.
The Times reported that there have been at least six cases of people developing hypersensitivity after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The two vaccines have similar ingredients, according to the Times.
A Moderna spokesperson told The Times that the company does not comment on individual cases.
Sadrzadeh, a fellow in geriatric oncology, said that after he received the injection, his tongue and throat began to twitch. The Boston Globee. The Globe reported that he then began to sweat, paler and feel cold.
Sadrzadeh described it as his worst allergic reaction since he was 11 years old. By Friday, Sadrzadeh had recovered from the reaction.
Although it is unclear what ingredient may be the cause of the Sadrzadeh reaction, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people who have a “severe allergic reaction to any component in the COVID-19 vaccine” not to get this specific vaccine. . If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to other vaccines or injectable treatments, you should ask your doctor whether you should get the COVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you determine if it is safe for you to get vaccinated. “
The most common side effects of the Moderna vaccine were fatigue, headache, and muscle aches, according to NBC Boston.
More than 1.9 million people have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the most recent data available from Center for Disease Control. More than 9.5 million doses have been distributed.