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COVID-19 vaccine causes severe reaction in Alabamian

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The Alabama Department of Public Health says a person who received the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 had a severe allergic reaction. The incident occurred several minutes later but the recipient appeared to recover afterward. The unidentified person had a history of allergic reactions but elected to have the shot anyway. The patient was immediately treated at Decatur Morgan Hospital, where the vaccine was administered. the reaction was reported to the manufacturer. Alabama’s rollout of the Pfizer has appeared problematic when the ADPH reported that the state would receive twenty thousand fewer doses than expected. No reason for the lag was given. Healthcare officials in Alabama remain concerned about how holiday travel might prompt a COVID-19 catastrophe of news cases. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Washington State is predicting that Alabama’s current holiday COVID case spike won’t get back to pre-holiday levels until maybe March of 2021.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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