CECC says allergic reactions to AZ vaccine rare

25 March, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first case of a serious allergic reaction to the AstraZeneca (AZ) coronavirus vaccine, a nurse, who has existing allergies to eggs, peanuts and antibiotics. She was sent to the Intensive Care Unit for observation soon after getting her shot yesterday.

Her reactions include heart palpitations, fever, hyperventilation and skin rash, but she didn't go into shock.

The CECC says her situation later stabilized after treatment with antihistamines and steroids. She was released from the hospital today.

CECC spokesman Zhuang Ren-xiang stresses that such cases are very rare, saying that of the 5,169 people that have received the shot, nine experienced adverse side effects. Only one of those nine cases is serious.

Zhuang reminds people who have allergies to discuss with their doctors whether they should be vaccinated before getting a jab.

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