Queensland has recorded four cases of anaphylaxis in COVID-19 vaccine recipients in the past 48 hours

Queensland Health Secretary Yvette D’Ath said the cases were being passed on to her colleagues by state agencies at a “national level”

“We are taking precautionary measures for anyone who has had an allergic reaction in the past to delay the vaccine,” D’Ath said on Wednesday

“This is not new news in the sense that we are seeing allergic reactions We’re not surprised to see allergic reactions, but we want to let the public know””

The small number of cases was identified among approximately 3000 injections of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Queensland

John Wakefield, director general of Queensland Health, also tried to convince Queenslanders that the vaccine was safe

He compared the recipient’s state of anaphylaxis with allergic reactions to bee stings or the consumption of seafood

Development comes after Australian Medical Regulatory Authority insisted there is no need to suspend the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout, causing concern in Europe

At least 17 countries have suspended or delayed use of the vaccine after reports of blood clots in those who received the shot

John Skerritt, Director of Therapeutic Goods Administration, believes that European nations have taken an excessive approach

Skerritt is in close contact with international colleagues, but has seen no evidence that discontinuation of the vaccine in Australia would be warranted

The European Medicines Agency firmly believes the AstraZeneca sting is safe and says the blood clots detected largely reflect rates in the general population

Meanwhile, Queensland reported six new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, all from overseas and already in hotel quarantine

The result means the hospital, elderly care facilities and disability providers in the greater Brisbane area will be locked down on Friday
The lockdown began when a doctor tested positive on Friday after working at Princess Alexandra Hospital and visiting four venues south of town on Thursday

The woman was infected by a patient who also infected a person who lived in a separate room in the quarantine facility at Grand Chancellor in Brisbane

D’ath said approximately 330 of the doctor’s 428 close contacts tested negative for the virus, while no other cases were reported among PA hospital staff or hotel workers and guests

The minister said the lack of a new community broadcast after nearly seven days meant the lockdown could end on Friday

“We are in a very good position over the next few days that will hopefully allow us to lift these restrictions,” she said


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