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Moderna vaccine rarely causes severe allergic reactions, says CDC

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Rashi Bisaria | January 25, 2021

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine rarely causes severe allergic reactions, says CDC

New data by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that rarely has one suffered allergic reactions to the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The report mentions that the vaccine has been given to more than 4.04 million people since December 21 to January 10 but only 10 people have developed life-threatening allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis.

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