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A doctor in Boston with a shellfish allergy was reported to develop a severe allergic reaction after receiving Modernas COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Dr Hossein Sadrzadeh, a geriatric oncology fellow at Boston Medical Center, stated that he had a severe reaction almost immediately after receiving vaccination. He felt dizzy and had a racing heart, reported the New York Times. This represents the first severe reaction publicly linked to Modernas COVID vaccine. A spokesman at the Boston Medical Center, David Kibbe, said in a statement that Dr Sadrzadeh "felt he was developing an allergic reaction and was allowed to self-administer his personal epi-pen. He was taken to the Emergency Department, evaluated, treated, observed and discharged.." (NDTV – Reuters, December 26, 2020)