Health officials reported that a Boston doctor who was allergic to shellfish had a severe reaction to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, was allowed to use his allergy auto-injector, and had recovered.
According to the Boston branch of the Boston National Broadcasting Corporation, Dr. Hussein Sadrzad, who is severely allergic to shellfish, received the vaccination on Thursday and followed standard procedures for observation after vaccination.
“He felt that he was experiencing an allergic reaction and was allowed to manage himself personally. [allergy autoinjector]. He was taken to the emergency room, where he was evaluated, treated, observed and discharged. He did a great job today,”
According to the “New York Times” report, Sadrzad’s allergic reaction is reported to be the first allergic reaction from Moderna vaccine.
The Times reported that at least six people had allergic reactions after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. According to The Times, the two vaccines have similar ingredients.
A Moderna spokesperson told the New York Times that the company did not comment on individual cases.
According to the “Boston Globe” report, senior oncologist Sadrzad said that after receiving the injection, his tongue and throat began to numb. According to the Globe, he then began to sweat, his face was pale and felt cold.
Sadrzad described this as his worst allergic reaction since he was 11 years old. By Friday, Sadrzad had recovered from his reaction.
Although it is not clear what component may have triggered Thadzad’s reaction, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who have a severe allergic reaction to any component of the COVID-19 vaccine should “do not get this particular vaccine. “If you have a severe allergic reaction to other vaccines or injection therapies, you should ask your doctor if you should get the COVID-19 vaccine. The doctor will help you determine whether the vaccine is safe. “
NBC Boston stated that the most common side effects of the Moderna vaccine are fatigue, headache and muscle pain.
According to the latest data from the CDC, more than 1.9 million people have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. More than 9.5 million doses have been distributed.