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Five more people in Japan have severe allergic reactions after being vaccinated against coronavirus

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Five women in their 20s to 50s who were vaccinated against the coronavirus in Japan experienced severe systemic allergic reactions. (Reuters)

Five women in their 20s to 50s who were vaccinated against the coronavirus in Japan experienced severe systemic allergic reactions

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced on Monday (8th) that five women in their 20s to 50s who had been vaccinated against the Coronavirus had experienced severe systemic allergic reactions. Their symptoms were improved by medication, and two of them were hospitalized for observation.

According to Kyodo News, doctors believed that the allergic reactions of three of the women were related to the vaccine, while the conditions of the others were “unassessable.”

According to the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all five people who developed symptoms were vaccinated with Pfizer on the 8th, and symptoms such as throat discomfort, urticaria, and difficulty breathing occurred within 5 to 30 minutes. Four people are said to have underlying diseases such as allergies and asthma.

Akira Nagaoka of the Saitama Prefectural Children’s Medical Center Hospital, who serves as the chairperson of the Special Investigation Committee for Pharmaceutical Safety Measures of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, pointed out: “Overseas data also shows that there are more women (with allergic reactions) than men.”

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