BISMARCK – Two North dacoits have suffered severe allergies shortly after taking the modern COVID-19 vaccine, according to a news release on Wednesday, December 30 by the North Dakota Department of Health.
Both allergic reactions occurred during the 15-minute observation period after vaccination. Health officials report that neither resident requires hospitalization, although they have been advised to take a second dose of the vaccine.
Neither resident had a history of allergy to the vaccine, and the incidence was not linked in any way. State health officials have informed the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which will conduct a follow-up investigation. Earlier this month, a CDC committee reported six similar incidents across the nation.
State Immunization Coordinator Molly Howell stressed that allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are uncommon, and those who are eligible to receive the shot should seek it unless they are allergic to a component of the vaccine. Don’t know
“These allergic reactions are taken very seriously. Although they are rare, North Dakota health care providers are ready to handle these types of incidents, ”Howell said. “COVID hospitalization and deaths continue to be a major threat to North dacoits, with 1 in over 600 North Dakota COVID-19s and 1 in 250 having died in hospital. Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19. “
More than 13,000 North Dakota health care and nursing home employees have received the vaccine without an allergic reaction. Nationally, approximately 2.5 million people have received their first dose of vaccine.