Alaska reports second adverse reaction to vaccine

JUNEAU, ALASKA (AP) – Health officials in Alaska have reported that a second healthcare worker had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau said the two workers showed adverse reactions about 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and were treated.

One received the vaccine on Tuesday and will remain in the hospital another night under observation while the other, vaccinated on Wednesday, has fully recovered.

United States (US) health authorities warned doctors to be on the lookout for rare allergic reactions when they rolled out the first vaccine, made by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech.

Britain had reported a few similar allergic reactions a week earlier.

A COVID-19 vaccine being administered in Anchorage, Alaska. PHOTO: AP