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2 North Dakotans suffer allergic reactions after COVID-19 vaccine


BISMARCK — #Two #North #Dakotans have suffered severe allergic reactions shortly after taking the #Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to a news release put out by the #North #Dakota #Department of #Health on #Wednesday, #Dec. 30.

#Both allergic reactions occurred during a 15-minute observation period after the vaccines were administered. #Health officials report that neither resident required hospitalization, though they have been advised to forgo a second dose of the vaccine.

#Neither resident had a history of allergic reactions to vaccines, and the incidents were not linked in any way. #State health officials have reported the episodes to the #Food and #Drug #Administration and the #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention, which will perform a follow-up investigation. #Earlier this month, a CDC committee reported six similar incidents across the nation.

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#State immunization coordinator #Molly #Howell stressed that allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are uncommon, and those who are eligible to receive the shot should seek it out unless they have a known allergy to a component of vaccine.

“These allergic reactions are taken very seriously. #While they are rare, #North #Dakota health care providers are prepared to handle these types of events,” #Howell said. “COVID hospitalizations and deaths continue to be a far greater risk for #North #Dakotans, with about 1 in 600 #North #Dakotans having died with COVID-19 and 1 in 250 being hospitalized. The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19.”

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#More than 13,000 #North #Dakota health care and nursing home workers have received the vaccine without suffering an allergic reaction. #Nationally, about 2.5 million people have gotten their first doses of the vaccine.



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https://www.inforum.com/newsmd/coronavirus/6731635-2-North-Dakotans-suffer-allergic-reactions-after-COVID-19-vaccine

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