Alaska Healthcare Worker Has Serious Allergic Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccine, Rushed to Hospital

ANCHORAGE, AK – Two Alaska healthcare workers who received the COVID-19 vaccine this week had allergic reactions, according to CBS NewsAccording to the Alaska Department of Health, one of those workers had a serious allergic reaction that required hospitalization.

“Unfortunately, Alaska also saw a presumed adverse reaction to the vaccine,” the Alaska Department of Health told reporters.  “A health care worker in Juneau who has no history of allergies had an anaphylactic reaction that included flushing and shortness of breath 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine at a clinic at Bartlett Hospital.”

“The worker took Benadryl after the symptoms began and when they did not resolve, the worker was admitted to the Emergency Department at Bartlett. The patient was administered Pepcid, Benadryl and epinephrine through intravenous drip and was kept overnight,” the department said. “The patient is in stable condition but is still in the hospital being monitored.”