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UK Requires ‘Resuscitation Facilities’ at Corona Vaccine Centres After Allergic Reactions
KURBY T ZINDULKA 9 Dec 2020
Excerpts from the article:
Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) confirmed on Wednesday that it is deploying “resuscitation facilities” in coronavirus vaccination centres following the revelation that two healthcare workers suffered anaphylactoid reactions after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the first day of rollout.
Following the adverse reactions experienced by the two healthcare workers, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued “precautionary advice” which said that people who have a “history of a significant reaction” to medicines, foods, or vaccines should avoid taking the coronavirus vaccine.
The new advice went on to state: “Resuscitation facilities should be available at all times for all vaccinations. Vaccination should only be carried out in facilities where resuscitation measures are available.”
The NHS describes anaphylaxis as a “severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy,” which is the result of the body’s immune system “overreacting to a trigger” such as certain types of medication.
“Professor Evans said that it would “be wise” for those who have a history of allergic relations, such as those who need to carry an autoinjector like EpiPens, to put off taking the vaccine “until the reason for the allergic reaction has been clarified.”