Health workers in Alaska had a severe allergic reaction to Pfizer’s vaccine – NYT

A health worker in Alaska had a severe allergic reaction after receiving the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer Inc., the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing three people familiar with reports on the person’s health.

The allergic reaction occurred on Tuesday and the person was in stable condition after being hospitalized, the New York Times reported. It is not clear whether the person has had allergic reactions in the past, the report said.

Pfizer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised allergy sufferers to consult their doctor to make sure they are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the vaccine.

The UK Medicines Agency said earlier this month that people with a history of anaphylaxis to drugs or food should not receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after two reports of serious allergic reactions.