Coronavirus US live updates: Health care workers experience reactions to COVID vaccine

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Coronavirus US live updates: Health care workers experience reactions to COVID vaccine
Coronavirus US live updates: Health care workers experience reactions to COVID vaccine

Advocate Aurora Health, a health care system in Wisconsin and Illinois, said Friday that four members of their team at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois, “experienced reactions” after getting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

They are now temporarily pausing their vaccination program as they treat the team members and investigate why they experienced negative reactions.

“Since Thursday, four team members at Advocate Condell Medical Center experienced reactions shortly after vaccination with symptoms including tingling and elevated heartrate,” they said in a statement. “These four team members represent fewer than 0.15% of the approximately 3,000 who have so far received vaccinations across Advocate Aurora Health. At this time, we can share three team members are home and doing well, and one is receiving additional treatment.”

They explained that reactions are an expected side effect of vaccination, and they still encourage others to get vaccinated to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

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