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At least 13 people in Israel suffered facial paralysis after receiving the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, according to the Israeli Health Ministry report.
Health officials have raised questions about whether these people should take a second dose of the vaccine, but the Ministry of Health recommends its administration.
“I walked with it for at least 28 hours [paralisia facial]”One person said Suffered from this side effect Service The gate Ynet.
“I can’t say that [a paralisia] Then it disappeared completely, but other than that, I had no other pain, except for one minor pain where the injection was given, but nothing else “, he said.
The person, whose name was not disclosed, said Unpleasant reaction This was the “somewhat rare” strain that was “important” for people’s vaccination. However, he admitted that he was unspecified about receiving a second dose of the vaccine.
Professor Galia Rahav, head of the infectious diseases unit at Sheeba Medical Center, said she was not “comfortable” giving a second dose to someone suffering from facial paralysis after the first injection.
“I recently met, for example, someone vaccinated who was dealing with paralysis, and I decided not to give him a second dose,” she said.
“No one knows if it is related to the vaccine or not. So I would refrain from giving a second dose to a paralyzed person after the first dose,” she told the portal.
Earlier, the Norwegian Medicine Agency reported that More than 80 elderly people died after vaccination With Pfizer / BioNTech Vaccine.