The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Patient recovers after adverse reaction to COVID vaccine

Patient recovers after adverse reaction to COVID vaccine

THAILAND: A doctor who was allergic to penicillin as a child had suffered a strong reaction to COVID-19 vaccine in the first three hours after the injection, but was now out of danger, a spokesman said today (Mar 3).

By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 3 March 2021, 05:01PM

COVID-19 vaccination begins at Pathum Thani Hospital in Pathum Thani province on Monday. Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill.

COVID-19 vaccination begins at Pathum Thani Hospital in Pathum Thani province on Monday. Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, said the incident occured yesterday.

Senior health officials had discussed the matter today and agreed a system was needed to better ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccine recipients, who were already being monitored for the first 30 minutes after inoculation. There should also be a follow up over the next few hours.

The 30-minute observation was already a part of the eight-step procedure followed after injection, Dr Taweesilp said.

On Feb 24, Thailand received 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac and 117,600 doses from AstraZeneca.

Inoculations using the Sinovac vaccine started for medical personnel and other at-risk groups of people on Monday.

Internal - Phuket News TV

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said a 25-year-old woman doctor at Samut Sakhon Hospital was among those inoculated. As a child she had developed swelling after being given pencillin.

The doctor was inoculated about 11am yesterday. Around 2pm she suffered nausea and dizziness. She recovered after being given antihistamines and resting, he said.

Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Disease Control Department, confirmed the doctor had nausea and vomited.

Although allergies to penicillin and COVID-19 vaccine were not clearly related, the case was a warning of the need to pay special attention to vaccine recipients who had a previous allergic reaction to a medicine, he said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Kurt | 04 March 2021 - 10:00:08

In hospitals doctors usually ask patients before handing out a medicine prescription or they are medicine allergic. Guess they do that as well before providing Covid jabs. 

CaptainJack69 | 03 March 2021 - 21:06:25

Reactions like this are not uncommon with these vaccinations and are easily 'treated' with rest and over the counter medications. It's not dangerous and shouldn't be reported as if it were. Think about how vaccines work. You are intentionally being infected with a virus to teach your body how to fight it. You might feel grotty for a while. Deal with it.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Vettel still has everything to prove at Aston Martin

As with all of F1, a champion driver is only champion because his team is so much better than the ot...(Read More)

Phuket infections rise, but symptoms ‘only mild’, as tourism takes a hit

Phuket News says "...tourism takes a hit..." Comical, really. How can something that is ...(Read More)

Anutin puts his faith in Chinese vaccines

It will only stop the worst symptoms in half of the recipients, but will still spread to others. Th...(Read More)

Phuket COVID cases climb to 98

LOCK IT DOWN again ! Sub district travel only please for 2 weeks, essential trips to grocery shop a...(Read More)

New COVID strain in Phuket, infections hit 50

Not everyone shows fever or other symptoms and is how this virus spread so quickly far and wide. Th...(Read More)

Anutin puts his faith in Chinese vaccines

He is not going to say " heh I screwed up and spent millions on the wrong vaccine because I jus...(Read More)

Phuket COVID cases climb to 98

Why station mobile test vans at Bangla Rd? Locate them here and there around in Patong, Don't f...(Read More)

Phuket suffers first road death for Songkran holidays

Maybe the PN could fill in automatically all the comments from former road safety campaigns.Doing so...(Read More)

Phuket COVID cases climb to 98

Advice we read: .."Avoid any gathering'.. Actually Phuket hospitals should follow that a...(Read More)

Phuket’s road tally for Songkran holds at one death

Does anyone actually believe these numbers? The number of ambulances out and about would dispute the...(Read More)