“Vaccines do have side effects and allergic reactions – while uncommon – are known to occur. We also know that based on clinical trials and reports of adverse effects in other jurisdictions, reactions such as these are rare but have been reported with the Pfizer vaccine,” the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement on Wednesday as quoted by Newsweek.

It said the case had become the first of its kind among more than 30,000 people vaccinated in the city.



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