A doctor in Boston with a history of allergy had a severe allergic reaction to the Modern’s coronavirus vaccine.
Hossein Sadrzadeh Told CNN After being vaccinated at Boston Medical Center on Thursday, he felt his heartbeat 150 beats per minute.
Sadrzadeh also told the news outlet that within minutes he “felt in my tongue as well as a sore throat, like, some weird sensation of tingling and numbness, the same reaction that I had before my shellfish allergy.” ” He also said that his blood pressure was so low that no monitor could detect it.
According to a statement issued by The Medical Center to The Hill, Sadrzadeh used his EpiPen and was taken to the emergency room, where he was given medications.
“The employee received the modern vaccine on Thursday and was seen following vaccination by trained nurses in our standard practice,” the statement read.
“He felt that he was developing an allergic reaction and was allowed to do his personal epi-pen on his own,” the statement said. “He was taken to the emergency department, evaluated, treated, inspected and discharged.”
Hill has reached out to Modern, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for comment.
The incident is the first report of its kind when Modern’s vaccine was approved and distributed by federal health agencies and the FDA investigated several reports of allergies to Pfizer and BioNotech’s vaccines.
Peter Marks, who heads the FDA’s Center for Biological Assessment and Research, Said last weekend A chemical called polyethylene glycol, which is present in both vaccines, “may be the culprit.”
At the time, the agency advised those who had in the past given severe reactions to any component of Modern’s vaccine, so that it could not fire.
In light of allergic reactions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advice issuing guidance People who have a severe reaction after the first dose do not get a second shot. The agency also says that people who are allergic to vaccines or injectable therapy should consult their doctors before getting vaccinated.
However, the CDC notes that people who have a history of severe allergic reactions related to vaccines or injected drugs – such as food, pet, or environmental allergies – can still be vaccinated.
As of Saturday afternoon, more than 1.94 million people have received the first dose of Pfizer or Modern’s coronavirus vaccine. A count from cdc.
Updated at 5:25 pm