A doctor in Boston suffered a severe allergic reaction to Modern’s coronavirus vaccine, the first document of its kind, a report said Friday.
He also gave Boston Medical Center geriatric oncologist Dr. Hossein Sadarzade got dizzy and felt his heartbeat after receiving the vaccine on Thursday, he told The New York Times.
“It was the same anaphylactic reaction that I experience with shellfish,” Dr. Sadrzadeh told the paper, noting that his tongue had become numb, his blood pressure dropped and he was swept away in cold sweat.
“I don’t want anyone to go through that.”
The report states that Sadrzadeh self-administered an EpiPen, which was brought into a state of such a reaction, and was discharged after an urgent emergency examination.
Although a handful of people receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have had an allergic reaction to that inoculation – including a New York City health care worker – Sadrzadeh’s symptoms mark the first known response to its severity for a modern shot .
Vaccines, which contain similar elements, both require two shots a few weeks apart.
Neither the modern nor federal Food and Drug Administration that approved the vaccines commented on the Times report.