Boston doctor has severe allergic reaction to Moderna COVID vaccine -NYT

Dec. 25 (Reuters) - A doctor in Boston with a shellfish allergy developed a severe allergic reaction after receiving the coronavirus vaccine from Moderna on Thursday, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing the doctor.
Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh, a geriatric oncologist at Boston Medical Center, said he had a severe reaction, feeling dizzy and having a racing heart almost immediately after being vaccinated, the NYT reported.
It is the first major response publicly associated with Moderna's vaccine, which is in its first week of a nationwide rollout.
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David Kibbe, a spokesman for Boston Medical Center, said in a statement Friday that Dr. Sadrzadeh "felt like he was developing an allergic reaction and was allowed to self-administer his personal Epi-Pen. He was taken to the emergency room." assessed, treated, observed and discharged. He is fine today. "
A US Food and Drug Administration official said last week that the FDA is studying about five allergic reactions that occurred after people in the US administered Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine.
(Reporting by Karen Brettell; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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