AT least ten Americans experienced an anaphylactic reaction after getting the Moderna Covid vaccine as Dr Anthony Fauci revealed he was "knocked out" by the jab.
The ten detected cases of anaphylaxis – a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction – occurred after more than four million first doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered, according to the CDC.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System monitored 4,041,396 first doses of the vaccine between December 21, 2020 and January 10, 2021.
Despite the frightening reactions, there were no anaphylaxis-related deaths, according to the report.
Among the 10 patients – all female – nine had an onset of anaphylaxis within15 minutes.
The remaining patient had an onset of anaphylaxis after a half hour.
"In all 10 reports, patients received epinephrine as part of initial emergency treatment." the CDC said.
"Nine of the 10 anaphylaxis case reports included a patient history of allergies or allergic reactions, including to drugs (six), contrast media (two), and foods (one); five patients had experienced an episode of anaphylaxis in the past, none of which was associated with receipt of a vaccine."
Despite the handful of anaphylaxis reactions after the Moderna injection, the CDC considers the adverse reaction is a "rare event"
In the aftermath of the allergic reactions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged "locations administering COVID-19 vaccines to adhere to CDC guidance."
Guidance that should be followed includes: "Screening recipients for contraindications and precautions, having necessary supplies and staff members available to manage anaphylaxis, implementing recommended post vaccination observation periods, and immediately treating suspected anaphylaxis with intramuscular epinephrine injection," according to the CDC.
As of Friday night, more than 24.6million Americans tested positive for coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
At least 410,383 people have died from Covid across the United States.
Meanwhile, Dr Fauci revealed on Thursday that he was "knocked out" from his second Covid jab for approximately one day.
Speaking at a White House event, the 80-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said: "I was hoping that I wouldn’t get too knocked out. I did for about 24 hours. Now I’m fine," according to The Hill.
"Fatigued. A little achy. You know. Chilly. Not sick," he added.
The nation's top infectious disease expert received his second dose of the vaccine on January 19.
Dr Fauci received his first shot of the Moderna vaccine on live TV just days before Christmas.
After the first dose, Fauci told CNN's State of the Union on December 27: "The only thing I had was about maybe six to 10 hours following the vaccine, I felt a little bit of an ache in my arm that lasted maybe 24 hours or a little bit more, then went away and completely, other than that, I felt no other deleterious type of effects.
"It was really quite good. It was even as good or better than an influenza vaccine. So, nothing serious at all."
As some Americans are getting their second doses of Covid vaccines, a new study has warned that "super Covid" strains in the United States could increase infection rates to such a degree that even vaccinating all Americans won’t stop the coronavirus.
Highly infectious variants detected in the US, factored in with the efficacy of vaccines, result in a reproduction rate above zero that means every Covid-19 case will lead to another, according to a University of East Anglia analysis.
Dr Fauci has estimated that 75 to 90 percent of the population needs to take the jab for the country to reach herd immunity.
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