In the United States recorded a severe allergic reaction to a coronavirus vaccine by BioNTech/Pfizer.
The allergy developed among a healthcare worker from the state of Alaska ten minutes after administration of the drug. At the same time, there was no reported history of allergy tendencies in the girl. She is currently hospitalized and in stable condition.
Company representatives promised to thoroughly check the incident. They also noted that they do not have detailed information about the situation at this time, while the company is actively engaging with state authorities, CNN reported.
Earlier, the leadership of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had approved the use of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccines in the United States in emergency circumstances.
To date, there are several vaccines against COVID-19 in the world. For example, 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 has been registered in the U.S., with another Moderna vaccine on the way. Also, the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced the start of clinical trials of a combination of its AZD1222 vaccine.