The COVID-19 vaccines are here and many Americans have already gotten their first doses. The second and final dose of the vaccine arrives 21 days after the initial injection.
As many Americans are already aware, the coronavirus has been heavily marketed as safe and effective. Still, some folks have had their doubts, due to the quickness of the coronavirus vaccine’s production and distribution.
As of now, it is looking like some people had reason to worry. As this vaccine is distributed, some individuals have suffered severe allergic reactions. These negative responses hence caused the CDC to issue new recommendations, according to Townhall.
A Closer Look at Allergic Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Thus far, there are several reports of persons suffering allergic reactions, following their intake of the coronavirus vaccine. With these situations piling up, the CDC has stepped up to provide updated advice on appropriate measures.
Per the CDC, individuals who suffer from anaphylaxis are advised to consult their doctors prior to receiving the vaccine for coronavirus. Likewise, the CDC is also asserting that individuals who suffer from allergies pertaining to food, latex, venom, pets, or environmental elements can still get the vaccine.
A healthcare worker in Alaska had such a bad allergic reaction to the first dose of the COVID—19 vaccine that she had an anaphylactic reaction, was hospitalized, and will not be taking the second dose.
Fuck the vaccine.
— RAM (Richard Armande Mills) (@RAMRANTS) December 16, 2020
The CDC has also made a point of noting that allergic reactions are being regarded with “abundant caution.” Therefore, individuals who suffer from allergic reactions after the first injection of the coronavirus vaccine are ill-advised to receive the second shot.
Finally, the CDC also maintains that recipients of the vaccine should be overseen for 15 minutes following injection; however, the CDC-recommended time of surveillance for individuals who have a past with allergic reactions is 30 minutes.
Negative Press for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Even prior to the coronavirus vaccine’s distributions, some Americans had their reservations.
In light of the reports about multiple allergic reactions to the injection, the negative reactions have increased at least tenfold. Some Americans are also taking to social media to share their stories of people they know suffering adverse side effects after receiving this shot.
Alaska Health Worker Had a Serious Allergic Reaction After Covid 19 Vaccine!
She was sent to ICU
I’m glad they found a vaccine for the people who want it. I sure don’t want it. I will pass pic.twitter.com/m6L5sQbyEQ
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) December 17, 2020
Certain people are blaming the mere months in which it took for the COVID-19 vaccine to complete production and distribution; other vaccines have taken between five to ten years to develop. Therefore, there are concerns that parts of the vaccine’s testing and other procedures were sacrificed in the interest of time.
What do you think about the latest CDC guidelines following allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine? Would you be willing to get this injection? Let us know in the comments section below!