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CDC Says 1 in 100,000 Had Severe Allergic Reaction to Covid Shot

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:03 PM

Roughly 1 in 100,000 people have had a severe allergic reaction to the first Covid-19 vaccine, a rate that’s higher than the flu vaccine but still quite rare, U.S. health officials said.

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Wednesday outlined 21 cases of anaphylaxis among the first 1.9 million recipients of Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine, a rate of 11.1 per million doses administered. No anaphylaxis deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

The CDC said it has seen the reactions in recipients of the Moderna Inc. shot as well, with 29 confirmed cases of anaphylaxis ...

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