A New York health worker has suffered a “significant allergic reaction” to a COVID-19 vaccine – the first “serious adverse event” at the Sea Sea cage – and is in stable condition, officials said Wednesday.
“With more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered in New York City, we have received only one report of a serious adverse event in a health care worker,” according to the city’s Department of Health.
“Vaccines have side effects and allergic reactions are known to occur – although less frequently,” the department said in a statement.
“We also know that based on clinical trials and reports of side effects in other jurisdictions, such reactions are rare but have been reported with the Pfizer vaccine.”
It appears that the unidentified medical worker is in a stable condition after being treated for the reaction.
The health department said it is closely monitoring reports of more severe side effects in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“This is the first serious adverse event we have encountered in New York,” he said.
“We will continue to move forward with the distribution of coronavirus vaccine to ensure that health care workers and nursing staff and residents are protected against COVID-19.”
Health officials did not disclose what vaccination the worker received.