NYC healthcare worker – one of 30,000 to be given the COVID-19 vaccine in the city – has ‘severe allergic reaction’
- The unidentified worker is one of 30,000 people who has had the vaccine
- It is not known if they were given the Pfizer vaccine or Moderna’s
- They are in a ‘stable condition’ in the hospital, according to Pix 11
- Two British healthcare workers had allergic reactions to Pfizer’s vaccine
- They recovered and the rate of those having allergic reactions is on par with the rate at which the general public has allergies
- Still, many people are skeptical about the vaccines which have been developed in record time
They are now the third known healthcare worker in the world to have a severe reaction to the shot, after two British healthcare workers who went into anaphylactic shock when they received it in the first week of it being given out.
More than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been given out in New York City and they are the only known person to have had a reaction.
Pix 11 reports that the NYC healthcare worker is now in a ‘stable condition’ but that the reaction was ‘severe’.
The NYC Health Department did not immediately respond to a request for more details.
There has been widespread skepticism of both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines which were developed in record time.
All of the government experts say they are safe and many top officials have had the shot themselves to prove it is nothing to fear.
But many members of the public are holding off getting it until more research is done.
The long-term side effects are still unknown and it’s unclear how long it protects you against the virus.
More than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been given out in New York City and they are the only known person to have had a reaction (file image)