Coronavirus vaccination has begun in the United States. Vaccinations are given with a vaccine developed by Pfizer.
Alaska has recorded the first serious incident associated with a new vaccine. According to CNN, the injected nurse developed a severe allergic reaction to the drug. At the same time, she was not allergic to drugs before.
The victim was hospitalized, her condition is assessed as stable. The pharmaceutical company plans to conduct a thorough investigation of the situation. At the same time, during the tests of the vaccine, none of the test participants had a serious allergy, RIA Novosti reports.
The director of the National Institute for the Study of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, explained that it is impossible to identify all possible adverse reactions in clinical trials on 44 thousand volunteers. “When you decide to start distributing a vaccine widely, you are talking about millions, tens of millions, and ultimately hundreds of millions of doses. Then you can find reactions that could not be detected in clinical trials,”explained the famous infectious disease specialist.
Earlier, Profile reported that on December 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved Pfizer's first coronavirus vaccine in the United States. Deliveries of the drug immediately began to all states of the country.