2 Alaska health care workers have an allergic reaction after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

A health care worker in Alaska had a severe allergic reaction and was hospitalized after taking Pfizer’s medicine COVID-19 Vaccine, state officials said Wednesday. The worker, who is middle-aged and has no previous history of allergies, was stabilized by treatment but was kept at Junau Hospital for monitoring the next day.

The laborer received the vaccine at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday. Dr. Bartlett’s emergency room director. According to Lindy Jones, ten minutes after receiving the vaccine, she “showed signs of anaphylactic reaction with palpitations, shortness of breath, and increased rash and redness on the skin.” “She was given epinephrine and benadril, she was hospitalized, and given intravenous epinephrine drops. Her reaction was severe, but not fatal.”

“Throughout the time, she was still excited that she got the vaccine and that it would give her benefits in the future.” Jones said. The hospital said in a statement that it was “still encouraging its peers to get vaccinated.”

Another health care worker, a man, suffered a less severe allergic reaction to the vaccine at the same hospital on Wednesday. Ten minutes after receiving the injection, the person “experienced eye strain, lightheadedness and sore throat,” Bartlett Hospital said in a statement. “His reaction was not considered anaphylaxis.”

“He felt completely normal within an hour and was discharged,” after treatment in the emergency department with epinephrine, pepsid and benadril, which the hospital noted: “He also doesn’t want his experience to be negatively affected. His colleagues are ining for the vaccine.” ”

The hospital said a total of 40,000 staff members had requested the vaccine on Wednesday. Data of two allergic reactions were being shared with the CDC.

The Deputy Director of CDC for Infectious Diseases, Dr. According to Jay Butler, two Bartlett workers are the only case in the country of an allergic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine.

After a clinical trial, the FDA authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for emergency use, showing that the shot was about 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 infection in adults between the ages of 18 and 64. .

Dr .. Anthony Faucie, CNBC. In an interview with, reminding viewers that vaccine safety is “beyond the limits” of clinical trials “once you decide to give the vaccine widely you are talking about doses of millions and tens of millions and finally hundreds of millions of doses. Will see. “

Last week, British health officials Warned People with a history of “significant” allergic reactions to a vaccine, drug or food should not be given the Pfizer vaccine. There were two health care workers experiencing “adverse reactions” after taking the drug.

Alaska’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zinc, said in a statement on Wednesday: “We expected similar side effects in England after reports of anaphylaxis, after people there received the Pfizer-Bionettech Covid-19 vaccine.” “Medications must be taken to deal with an allergic reaction at all sites allowed to be vaccinated in Alaska and that was the condition in Junau.”