10.05.2021, 18:58

Danang suspends Covid-19 vaccination after vaccinated nurse encounters anaphylaxis

Danang suspends Covid-19 vaccination after vaccinated nurse encounters anaphylaxis

A view of Danang Hospital in the central city of Danang. The hospital has suspended its Covid-19 vaccination program after a nurse encountered anaphylaxis after her first vaccine shot – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – A nurse of Danang Hospital in Danang City was rushed into an intensive care unit and put on a ventilator this afternoon, May 10, after experiencing an anaphylactic reaction following her first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, resulting in the city suspending its coronavirus inoculation campaign soon after, said a local health official.

The 31-year-old nurse had no history of allergic reactions before she received the vaccine. However, she showed signs of anaphylaxis after being vaccinated and was immediately taken into intensive care and put on a ventilator.

Following her post-vaccination reaction, the hospital decided to suspend and seal off the Covid-19 vaccine shipment, Nguyen Tien Hong, vice director of the municipal Health Department, told Thanh Nien newspaper.

This is the second phase of the coronavirus vaccination program held at the hospital. During the first phase on May 5, over 450 doses of the vaccine had been given to its medical workers. The second phase saw a few cases experiencing post-vaccination symptoms such as mild fever and skin rashes.

Danang Hospital was allocated 1,272 doses of the vaccine and set to implement the inoculation program in three phases to avoid the burnout of human resources working at units, as vaccinated people could experience some possible side effects after getting the vaccine such as muscle pain, fever, nausea, pain at the injection site, and need to be monitored.