- 02 NHS Workers have reportedly suffered from allergic reactions from the first jab of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine in the UK
- MHRA has issued an advisory asking people with an allergic history to refrain from vaccination
An air of apprehension is doing rounds as this week sees the UK administering the much-awaited Pfizer COVID vaccine shots to its citizens. Two days on and the first warning signal has been issued by British Healthcare regulator asking people with a history of allergies not to take the vaccine. This advisory came to the fore as two NHS healthcare workers suffered allergic reactions to the first jab.
Since this has taken place, an advisory has been floated by MHRA to people who are easily susceptible to medicines, food, and vaccines. These allergic reactions were however not seen across the sample size during the extensive clinical trials that were conducted. The two healthcare workers developed an anaphylactoid reaction shortly after they were administered the COVID-19 vaccine. Although they are stable now, yet a few eyebrows are already raised doubting the prolonged effects of the vaccine. The reactions caused due to anaphylactoid mostly appear as skin rashes, breathlessness and a dip in the blood pressure.
Pfizer has confirmed that they have been advised by the MHRA about the two yellow card reports and are giving the agency all the required support in the investigation.