SD woman to get second dose after allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna Vaccine
Posted at 6:56 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 23:36:05-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego woman who suffered a severe allergic reaction to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the downtown super station is vowing to get her second dose.

The Petco Park Vaccination Superstation was forced to stop using a batch of Moderna vaccines last week after several people had serious reactions.

"My throat started to close up I had my mask on and told my husband can you roll down the window, I'm having trouble breathing, and he said my face was bright red I started to get clammy," said Cheryl Brennan.

Brennan says she told the healthcare staff that she has food allergies and typically carries an EpiPen. Nurses advised her to stick around for monitoring.

"My blood pressure was registering a 185/125 and I normally do not have high blood pressure."

Brennan says her reaction was under control less than an hour later and praised the nurses on hand for helping her quickly. According to health experts, patients can expect things like injection site pain, fever, chills, fatigue, and headache after receiving the vaccine.

On Wednesday, the batch of Moderna vaccines was given the green-light to use again.

Brennan says she already has another appointment to get her second dose.