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US doctor suffers serious allergic reaction to moderna's vaccine: Report

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Boston, Dec 26: A doctor in Boston with a shellfish allergy developed a severe allergic reaction immediately after receiving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine on Thursday.

Dr Hossein Sadrzadeh, a geriatric oncology fellow at Boston Medical Center, said he had a severe reaction almost immediately after being vaccinated, feeling dizzy and with a racing heart, the NYT reported.

US doctor suffers serious allergic reaction to modernas vaccine: Report

However, Dr Sadrzadeh is well now. "Dr Sadrzadeh felt he was developing an allergic reaction and was allowed to self-administer his personal epi-pen. He was taken to the Emergency Department, evaluated, treated, observed and discharged. He is doing well today," David Kibbe, a spokesman at the Boston Medical Center, said in a statement.

This is the first severe reaction publicly linked to Moderna's vaccine, which is in its first week of a nationwide rollout.

A US Food and Drug Administration official said last week that the FDA is investigating around five allergic reactions that occurred after people were administered Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's Covid-19 vaccine in the United States.

On the other hand, the UK regulators have already issued an advisory regarding the issue, urging people who have a history of "significant" allergic reactions to not get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued precautionary advice to the National Health Service (NHS) after two health care staff members experienced allergic reactions.

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    Dr June Raine, chief executive of the MHRA, had testified to a parliamentary committee where she acknowledged that the cases of allergic reactions didn't feature in the extensive clinical trials.

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