The second worker at the same hospital is said to have been inoculated on Wednesday and began suffering from puffy eyes, dizziness and a scratchy throat ten minutes after the shot. The worker recovered within an hour and was discharged.
The hospital says that both workers did not want their situations to affect those about to get vaccinated.
These are the only allergy reaction cases to the vaccine reported in the United States so far.
Earlier in the week, the United States launched its campaign to vaccinate people against COVID-19 with the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine is currently being administered first to healthcare workers and long-term residents of nursing homes. Some 100 million Americans are expected to be immunized by spring. (UNI)