Alaskan Health Worker Suffers Allergic Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccine

A health care worker in Alaska had a serious allergic reaction after getting inoculated with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

A health care worker in Alaska had a serious allergic reaction after getting inoculated with  Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The worker who is middle-aged and had no previous history of allergies received the vaccine at the Bartlett Regional Hospital at Juneau.

Dr. Lindy Jones, the emergency room director at Bartlett said the worker  “showed signs of an anaphylactic reaction, with increased heartbeat, shortness of breath and skin rash and redness,” ten minutes after getting shot with the vaccine.

Jones added that the patient stabilized after she was given epinephrine and Benadryl and put on an intravenous epinephrine drip.

When doctors tried to stop the drip, the allergy symptoms reemerged which forced doctors to move the patient to the intensive care unit,

By Wednesday, the patient’s condition stabilized, and was set to be discharged.

A second health care worker, a male,  also suffered an allergic reaction to the vaccine at the same hospital but was not severe.

The second patient experienced eye puffiness, lightheadedness, and a scratchy throat 10 minutes after the injection but was immediately treated and was able to go back to work.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer said that they have no plans to change our vaccine schedule, dosing or regimen despite the allergic reaction cases.


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