According to health officials, a Boston doctor with a shellfish allergy had a severe reaction to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine and recovered after being allowed to use an allergy auto-injector.
The Boston Medical Center said in a statement that, according to a report by the National Broadcasting Corporation Boston, Dr. Hussein Sadrzad, a man with severe shellfish allergy, received the vaccine on Thursday and then followed the standard vaccinations for observation.
“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 Times that the company did not comment on individual cases.
According to the “Boston Globe” report, senior oncologist Sadrzad said that his tongue and throat began to numb after the injection. According to the Globe, he then began to sweat, his face was pale, and he felt cold.
Sadrzad described this as his worst allergic reaction since he was 11 years old. By Friday, he had recovered.
Although it is not yet clear what ingredient may have triggered Sadzad’s reaction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who have a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccine should not “take this particular vaccine.”
It said: “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. Your doctor will help you determine whether the vaccine is safe,”.
NBC Boston reported 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.