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Queensland healthcare worker suffers anaphylactic reaction to Pfizer vaccine




A healthcare worker has had an anaphylactic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine on the Gold Coast.

Queensland Health has confirmed a health care worker suffered the reaction to the vaccine at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

While rare, some vaccine recipients can have a severe reaction.

While rare, some vaccine recipients can have a severe reaction.Credit:Edwina Pickles

A Gold Coast Health spokeswoman said the worker received the vaccine on March 4 and had a history of anaphylaxis.

“Anaphylaxis has been identified as a possible side effect from any vaccination,” she said.

Vaccine recipients are typically observed for 15 minutes after receiving an injection, or 30 minutes if they have identified a history of anaphylaxis in the screening process, the spokeswoman said.

“Staff are well prepared for this…

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