An employee of Vallova Memorial Hospital had a severe allergic reaction to the initial dose of the modern coronavirus vaccine this week, state health officials said Thursday.
The health care worker has been admitted to hospital and is continuing to recover, according to a statement issued by the Care Reagan Health Authority. The agency did not say whether the person had a history of allergic reactions.
Since vaccination began in mid-December, state officials have reported cases of Oregon having a severe allergic reaction to the coronavirus vaccine.
This case is also significant because, until recently, only the Pfizer-Bioentech vaccine was sometimes known to cause severe allergic reactions. According to the New York Times, the first known acute reaction to the Moderna vaccine occurred on December 24.
Federal health officials say the Moderna vaccine has a “remote” chance of causing a severe allergic reaction, usually within an hour of someone being shot. Common reactions to the vaccine include pain, fatigue, nausea, and headache at the injection site.
A federal analysis of the Moderna vaccine found that those who received the shot were more likely to have a severe reaction than those who were not. But, given that the vaccine was tested and allowed on a dramatically faster timeline than usual, officials indicated that future data would yet be shown.
“Surveillance will be critical to detect rare serious adverse events that have not been identified in clinical trials,” the advisory committee on the immune system said earlier this month. “
The health authority has urged people who have had severe allergic reactions to other vaccines to talk to their doctors about whether it is safe to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
About 38,000 Oregonians have received the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-Bioentech vaccine, with Wal 68 in Wal Lova County. Of the doses administered by Moderna vaccines, 12,054 doses are administered, the health official said.
U.S. Department of Disease Control and Prevention According to data prepared by the centers, 529 doses per 100,000 people are given in 100 Reagan, the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country.
– Fedor Zarkhin; [email protected]; 503-294-7674