ICU Eelco had a ‘severe’ allergic reaction after vaccination

55,000 people have now been vaccinated. “I got the vaccine and had to wait 15 minutes so they could see how I reacted to the vaccine. In that 15 minutes I had no problems so I went home”. Eelco drives home in his car and does not notice any side effects at first, until he looks at his skin in the evening.

“Then I discovered that I had a rash on my arms and stomach. I had otherwise eaten normally, so that had to be because of the vaccine. I had a red rash, actually red bumps. It didn’t itch. I had it checked by the doctor. it did nothing else. It didn’t really bother me either, but I am one of the two cases that had so-called serious side effects. ” Personally, Krieger thinks it’s not that bad in terms of strength.

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A bit of a shock

Of course it was a bit of a shock for Krieger. “The reaction I got was very different from what I have read everywhere. It makes you wonder, ‘What is this?’ Fortunately, there was nothing wrong and it went away on its own after two days, but you think of everything for a while. ”

Afterwards, Eelco reports his symptoms to Lareb, through the news he hears that his complaints are ‘serious side effects.’

1 in 100,000 has a severe allergic reaction

“After an injection you can get a strong reaction”, says GGD infectious disease control doctor Helen Siers. After the vaccination, people should sit for observation for 15 minutes, so that adequate action can be taken in the event of a direct allergic reaction.

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Eelco had nothing after fifteen minutes and less than 100,000 people were vaccinated, we submit to Siers. “That’s a coincidence. In England, we immediately received two reports of anaphylactic shock as it is called on the first day. It is an allergic reaction in which the blood vessels dilate and the temperature in the body rises,” said Siers. “The patient is then given adrenaline, which causes the blood vessels to narrow again and this stops the allergic effect if you are on time.” That is why people have to wait 15 minutes after they have received the vaccine.

The GGD calls on people with side effects to report this.

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