COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions bring patients to emergency departments.

Title

COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions bring patients to emergency departments.

Creator

Fertel BS; Milk J; Simon EL; Muir McKinsey R; Smalley CM

Publisher

The American Journal Of Emergency Medicine

Date

2021
2021-05-04

Description

Side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are well-documented. In a recent published letter, anaphylaxis to mRNA COVID vaccines was cited to occur in 2.5 to 11.1 cases per million doses (2). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines should not be administered to individuals with a known history of a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine (3). Other reported side effects of mRNA vaccines are fevers, myalgias, nausea, vomiting and flu like illnesses. These side effects appear more prevalent than those of the seasonal influenza vaccine and have drawn more attention. In addition, many infectious disease experts believe that COVID-19 vaccines will require an annual booster as immunity may wane over time and the virus mutates. To date there have been no studies regarding ED visits related to the COVID-19 Vaccine. We aim to describe the incidence of emergency department (ED) visits secondary to COVID-19 vaccine reactions within a large healthcare system.

Format

Journal Article

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Emergency Medicine

Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug list 2021

Citation

Fertel BS; Milk J; Simon EL; Muir McKinsey R; Smalley CM, “COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions bring patients to emergency departments.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 14, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11827.