Covid-19 has hit the world severely. Millions are dead all around the world. According to figures, death troll has been reached 1,760,000 all around the world. Many medicines companies are trying to develop a vaccine to fight Covid-19 coronavirus.
Pfizer and BioNtech worked together to develop a covid-19 vaccine and get remarkable success in the fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus. Pfizer and BioNtech started clinical trial over the USA and UK in December and claimed that their vaccine has up to 90% of effectiveness against the virus. Recently Pfizer and Biotech get a license from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell the vaccine to the general public. The production will take time to ramp up to the point where a vaccine is readily available to the public. The health experts say one critical thing for people to understand before they roll up their sleeves for the shots. The vaccines may cause side effects, and it is imperative to know the potential side effects.
In recent events, two Health workers in Alaska show allergies symptoms just after receiving the Pfizer Vaccine. One of them was a middle-aged worker. This person never suffers from any allergies in her past medical history. But after receiving the Pfizer vaccine shots, she experienced rashes all over her face, shortness of breath, and an uneven heartbeat.
According to Dr. Lindy Jones, the hospital’s emergency department medical director,” a shot of epinephrine vaccine given to the worker to avoid a possible allergic reaction. But she is experiencing the worst allergic reaction after getting the Pfizer vaccine shot. Doctors used Eepinephrine drip to treat her in the hospital emergency care unit. When they stop the medication, her allergy reaction merged back.
In the second case of Pfizer, vaccine reaction happens when the worker shows symptoms of allergies. But these symptoms are different from the previous patient. Just after getting his shot, he complains about eye puffiness and scratchy throat. Workers show these symptoms of allergies immediately after getting shot. He was admitted to the hospital emergency and treated with an epinephrine drip. According to the hospital, these symptoms were not risky and not considered anaphylaxis. The worker was regular after some hours and discharged from the hospital.
The side effect of vaccines is common. The seasonal flu vaccine may cause fatigue even in some situations; it may cause fever and allergic reaction. The vaccine to prevent may cause shivering muscle pain even lousy stomach. These mild reactions are a good thing because “it’s a sign that the immune system is responding to the vaccine. For some people, a sore arm and a lousy stomach is a big problem. Reactions from the covid vaccine may even cause recipients to miss a couple of days of work. Some of the common side effects of the covid vaccine are
- Injection site pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Bad Stomach
The experts point out this is to weigh the temporary discomfort against the long-term benefits. The potential high level of protection from a disease has uprooted everyday life and killed up to 1.6 M people.
“We tolerate the discomfort in other aspects of our daily life. Most people exercise and have muscle aches afterward, the physical activities in many parts of our lives where we need to make the trade-off for some discomfort to permanent relief.
It is imperative to pay attention that most reactions occur immediately after getting the vaccine shots. So “there is a certain degree of reassurance that the side effects reported in the clinical trials are likely the extent of any unpleasant short-term reactions.
Undoubtedly, the Pfizer vaccine has shown positive results in its 95 present clinical trials, where it was demonstrated safe and effective. However, these Alaska cases will raise concerns about the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine.