UK issues warning after patient falls ill from Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

UK issues warning after patient falls ill from Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

- Two people from the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK recently received Pfizer's approved coronavirus vaccine

- The two unnamed individuals fell ill and needed to be treated for serious allergic reactions

- The government warned that those who have severe allergies may not be able to receive the vaccine due to the reactions exhibited by the two patients

- What was known was that they were staff at the NHS, and no further details were given about the two

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Two staff of the National Health Service in the UK suffered from severe allergic reactions after they received the approved Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

The reaction was called an anaphylactoid reaction, and it was fortunate enough that both also recovered when they received the treatment, said CNN.

UK issues warning after patient falls ill from Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
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Due to what transpired with the two UK NHS staff, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued precautionary advice against the administration of the vaccine on those who had significant allergic reactions either from a vaccine, food, or medicines, Rappler stated.

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Stephen Evans, a professor of pharmacoepidemiology at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine assured the public that it does not mean that they would have to be anxious about receiving the vaccine, NY Post reported.

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The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.

Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the front liners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic. Frontliners expressed their fears and the difficulties that they go through at the hospital especially with the ongoing crisis.

In the Philippines, cases have reached more than 400,000, which sent many worried and scared. But slowly, society is opening up, especially with the promise of a vaccine soon.

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