For the first time in the United States, an acute allergic reaction to a vaccine from an American company Moderna has been diagnosed: a doctor in Boston, Massachusetts, had to administer an anti-allergic drug after a coronavirus vaccine.
Last Thursday, the doctor was injected with the vaccine at a local hospital. Minutes later, he developed allergies.
The medic was admitted to the emergency room, he was examined and discharged some time later. It is noted that he is feeling well at the moment. Moderna will closely study the incident, but is not ready to comment on “a single case of allergic reactions. According to the newspaper, this is the first case of side effects from the Moderna vaccine.
Previously, there have been several cases of severe allergies to the vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer companies. For example, a healthcare worker in New York began having a severe allergic reaction after receiving the coronavirus vaccine. A few days earlier, an Alaskan nurse had developed an allergic reaction ten minutes after receiving the vaccine.
The U.S. vaccine Moderna was effective against a mutation of the coronavirus identified in the United Kingdom.
To date, there are several vaccines against COVID-19 in the world. Thus, two vaccines have been registered in Russia: Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. On December 5, vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V started in Moscow. A COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and another developed by Moderna have been registered in the United States. Also, the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced the start of clinical trials of a combination of its AZD1222 vaccine.