FDA Probe Into Pfizer Jab Allergic Reactions

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FDA probe into Pfizer Covid-19 jab allergic reactions

The US Food and Drug Administration told reporters on Friday, December 18 that they are looking into the reasons why the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination has caused an allergic reaction in some people, even though no such effects were witnessed during drug trials. Five negative reactions have been reported, including one case where a nurse fainted live on TV after getting the shot.

The FDA’s Centre for Biologics Evaluation and Research thinks that a chemical called polyethylene glycol (PEG) could be “the culprit.”

“We’ll obviously be monitoring very closely what’s going on. We’re working very closely with the CDC on these, and there have been meetings between the CDC and FDA pretty much every day this week making sure we’re keeping very close track of what’s going on,” the FDA said.

One of the FDA’s chief requirements following the incidents is that medical treatment against allergic reactions be available at all vaccination sites from now on.

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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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