Moderna Vaccine Triggers Severe Allergic Reaction But Makers Say It'll Work Against New Covid Strain

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Over 1,200 adverse events were reported after receipt of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine as of January 10, with 10 cases determined to be anaphylaxis, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC data documented the 10 cases of anaphylactic shock among a reported 4,041,396 first doses administered between December 21 and January 10. The CDC has said the incidents are rare and the numbers represent 2.5 cases of anaphylactic shock per one million Moderna injections. Meanwhile, the US pharmaceutical and biotechnology company announced the Covid vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious variants of the pandemic virus found in the UK and South Africa.