Registered nurse Carol Eickmeyer, left, gets the very first vaccination for the coronavirus from Registered Nurse Cassandra Antosz at Sacred Heart RiverBend Hospital in Springfield, Ore., on Dec. 21, 2020. (Associated Press).
An Oregon healthcare employee was hospitalized following a severe allergic response to Modernas coronavirus vaccine, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) stated this week.
It was the 2nd COVID-19 vaccine to get such approval in the U.S. Previously in December, the FDA gave emergency usage approval to a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
” OHA is closely keeping track of the case, which involves a worker at Wallowa Memorial Hospital who experienced anaphylaxis after getting a first dose of the Moderna vaccine today,” Oregon Health Authority said Thursday in a press release. ” The person is recovering at a hospital.”
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More than 26,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and more than 12,000 doses of Modernas have actually been administered in Oregon considering that the week of Dec. 13, according to the OHA.
The Food and Drug Administration formally gave emergency approval for Modernas coronavirus vaccine candidate on Dec. 18, formally paving the method for widespread distribution of the long-awaited item..
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