According to recent news, the FDA has approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. With Pfizer’s drug already in world-wide circulation and anticipation for Moderna to enter the rounds this week, there have been some whispers about whether or not the vaccines will have side effects similar to the anaphylaxis allergy situations that have occurred in some Pfizer vaccine patients last week.
According to Statnews, “Rachel Zhang, an FDA medical officer who is presenting the agency’s analysis of the Moderna data, reported that two people developed facial swelling after vaccination; both had a prior history of getting cosmetic injections of dermal fillers in their cheeks.” It was also reported that a third person had a possbile post-vaccine reaction to dermal fillers in her lip area.
“One person had undergone the procedure two weeks before being vaccinated; the second had most recently had dermal fillers injected about six months before being vaccinated…A third person in the vaccine arm of the Moderna trial developed lip swelling about two days after vaccination. This person had received prior dermal filler injections in the lip,” said Zhang.
Healthcare and vaccine writer for Politico, Sarah Owermohle posted a tweet that shows the written data with caption, “This vaccine news may hit Instagram models hard: Two cases of facial swelling in Moderna vaccine volunteers who had dermal fillers injected recently.” But, this common aesthetic procedure is not just restricted to models.
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