A Boston doctor with a shellfish allergy had a severe reaction to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, allowed to use his allergy auto-injector and recovered, health officials reported.
Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh, who according to NBC Boston has a severe shellfish allergy, received the vaccine on Thursday and was subsequently, as is the standard procedure, observed after vaccination, according to a statement from Boston Medical Center.
‘He felt he was developing an allergic reaction, and he may administer his person himself [allergy autoinjector]. He was taken to the Emergency Department, evaluated, treated, observed and discharged. He is doing well today, “the statement read.
According to the New York Times, Sadrzadeh’s allergic reaction is the first of the Modern vaccine.
According to The Times, there were at least six cases of people developing anaphylaxis after receiving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. According to the Times, the two vaccines contain similar ingredients.
A spokeswoman for Moderna told the Times that the company did not comment on individual cases.
According to the Boston Globe, Sadrzadeh, a fellow in geriatric oncology, said his tongue and throat began to tingle after receiving the injection. He then started sweating, turned pale and felt cold, reports the Globe.
Sadrzadeh calls it the worst allergic reaction he has had since he was 11 years old. By Friday, Sadrzadeh had recovered from the reaction.
Although it is unclear which ingredient could cause Sadrzadeh’s reaction, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine should not receive the specific vaccine. . have had a severe allergic reaction to other vaccines or injectable therapies, ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you decide if it is safe to be vaccinated. “
According to NBC Boston, fatigue, headaches and muscle aches are the most common side effects of the Moderna vaccine.
More than 1.9 million people received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the latest data available from the CDC. More than 9.5 million doses were distributed.