Two people with severe allergies reacted badly to the first injections of Pfizer / BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine.
Both individuals are recovering well
To limit the circulation of coronavirus, the UK was the first country to allow the use of vaccine of the two laboratories Pfizer / BioNTech. The country thus began a vaccination massive Tuesday December 8.
Two people who experienced significant allergic reactions, however, reacted badly, according to Stephen powis, National Health Service (NHS) Medical Director for England. According to him, they are subject to allergies to the point of always carrying adrenaline on them, but fortunately, they are recovering well.
All forms of allergy
On Wednesday, December 9, the British health authorities therefore advised against injecting the vaccine against the Covid-19, to people who have had “severe allergic reactions“, in the past. The UK Medicines Agency MHRA has cited all forms of allergic reaction Has vaccines, medicines or food (such as anaphylactic reactions), or those who have been advised to have an epinephrine injector.
Some 800,000 doses out of 40 million ordered
British leaders have ordered 40 million doses of vaccine. Initially, some 800,000 will be administered to the elderly as well as to caregivers, recalls Le Figaro. During a virtual round table in Geneva, the boss of Pfizer, Albert Bourla claimed not to have cut back on safety despite the speed to put the vaccine on the market.
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