Rare Anaphylactic Reactions after Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

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The Moderna covid-19 (mRNA-1273) manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech. A small number of people experience rare anaphylactic reactions after receiving the Moderna covid-19 vaccine according to the new data of the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

According to the CDC statement, there have been 15 confirmed cases of anaphylactic reactions after receiving the Moderna vaccine made by BioNTech and 45 confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after receiving the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine as of Jan.2019.

Swollen Eyelids after Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

CDC said in a statement, a total of 8.3% of cases of anaphylaxis has been exposed from million of doses after the Moderna vaccine. Anaphylaxis is a rare allergic reaction in which eyes, hands, feet, and other areas of the face swell up quickly.

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Anaphylaxis reactions spread rapidly and within 5 to 30 minutes it reaches on peak level. It can be life-threatening and may last for several days if not treated quickly.

So anaphylaxis is a rare event after receiving both Pfizer and BioNTech covid-19 vaccine. It occurs within minutes after vaccination.

Centers of Disease and Prevention said via email, anaphylaxis is readily diagnosed and effective treatments are available.

Who Should not take the Covid-19 Vaccine?

According to the World Health Organization, Individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions should not take the Moderna vaccine or any other covid-19 vaccine. Although the covid-19 vaccine is recommended for older persons due to the high risk of virus reactions and death.

Due to the weak immune system in older persons, the risks are high of the covid-19 virus. The vaccine should not be given to persons younger than 18 years of age according to the world health organization.

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