A Boston doctor used EpiPen to himself after having the first known allergic reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. This is about his own experience.
Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh of Boston Medical Center said at the moment when he received the first dose of the vaccine on Thursday that his heart was beating. He said that he initially thought it was an anxiety disorder, but then he felt numbness in his tongue and throat.
Thadzad told Boston NBC10 and NECN: “My blood pressure really dropped, so this is when I knew it was anaphylactic shock.” “My heart rate has increased, I sweat, so my blood pressure really It’s gone. I’ve had it before, so I have EpiPen and self-management.”
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Sadrzadeh, who was severely allergic to shellfish, was sent to the emergency room after receiving a vaccine containing the Cambridge company’s vaccine. He said that by Friday he was back to normal again.
According to the New York Times, Sadrzad was the first person allergic to the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. However, other vaccines currently known to be used can also cause allergic reactions in rare cases. According to the state’s new information center, as of Tuesday, more than 35,000 people have been vaccinated in Massachusetts.
Sadrzad hopes his story will raise awareness of the vaccine’s potential to cause allergic reactions in pharmaceutical companies and anyone with a history of allergies.
Sadezad said: “I think people need to be vaccinated.” “At the same time, I really hope that Moderna and Pfizer will investigate more to prevent things from happening.”
US health officials said that both Moderna and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines are safe. Medical experts believe that allergic reactions caused by vaccines are rare, but they sometimes occur.
Thousands of doses of Moderna coronavirus vaccine began to arrive in Massachusetts on Tuesday.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: “If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any component of the COVID-19 vaccine… you should not get this specific vaccine. For other vaccines or injection therapies, you should ask your doctor if you should get COVID- 19 Vaccines. The doctor will help you determine whether the vaccine is safe.”
According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of Wednesday morning, more than 1 million people in the United States had just received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Only a very small number of reactions can be considered allergic reactions. This is a serious and possible Life-threatening allergic reaction.
British officials are investigating reports that two people who received the Pfizer vaccine had allergic reactions. Medical experts say that although reactions are rare, they are not unheard of for any type of vaccine and are usually short-lived.
It is not clear why some people experience allergic reactions after injection. According to the Food and Drug Administration, fatigue, headaches and muscle pain are the most common side effects of the Moderna vaccine.
A study led by a team from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is studying why some people suffer from severe allergic reactions, and is expected to include hundreds of people with a history of severe allergic reactions.
As part of more than 116,000 doses of vaccine, Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine began arriving in Massachusetts on Tuesday. Pfizer obtained 59,475 doses of medication from Pfizer, which were distributed in the state within the first week of their arrival. Among them, the Boston Medical Center has received the first batch of 75,000 doses of Moderna vaccine from Pfizer’s 2,000 doses, and they have begun to manage staff and patients.