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Fairbanks health system reports vaccine reaction in employee

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks health system reports a female clinician not known to have allergies had a probable severe allergic reaction shortly after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Foundation Health Partners says the woman was treated in the emergency department at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and released. On Tuesday, a female health care worker in Juneau was hospitalized for what officials ultimately determined was anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. A message seeking comment on the Fairbanks case was sent to a state health department spokesperson. Another Juneau hospital employee on Wednesday experienced what the state’s chief medical officer later described as a minor reaction.


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