The reaction was one of the first reported to Moderna’s vaccine, which was authorized at a later date than the one made by Pfizer and BioNTech.
BY ZACHARY STIEBER January 1, 2021 Updated: January 1, 2021
A healthcare worker inOregonwas hospitalized this week after suffering a severe allergic reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
The worker is employed by Wallowa Memorial Hospital. The worker, who was not identified, is recovering at a hospital after experiencing the reaction, or anaphylaxis, the Oregon Health Authority said in a statement.
The hospital shared the authority’s statement but gave no further information.
The reaction was one of the first reportedto Moderna’s vaccine, which was authorized at a later date than the one made by Pfizer and BioNTech. A Moderna spokesperson didn’t respond to a request for comment.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, there is “a remote chance” that Moderna’s vaccinecould cause a severe allergic reaction. The reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting injected, drug regulators said in a fact…
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