The Israeli Ministry of Health stated, “About 13 people became slightly paralyzed in the face, after receiving a vaccine against the Corona virus.”
It is estimated that the number of cases similar to that of these people, may be higher.
Several health officials in Israel expressed their “questions about whether the second dose should be given to these individuals or not,” while the Ministry of Health recommended that “they be given the second dose, when the paralysis ends.”
One of the people who had these side effects told the Hebrew newspaper, “Yediot Aharonot,”: “For at least 28 hours, I was accompanied by facial paralysis.”
He added, “I cannot say that it completely disappeared after that, but other than that, I did not suffer from other pain, except for a slight pain where the injection was, but there was nothing else.”
On the possibility of this person receiving the second dose of the anti-corona virus vaccine, the Israeli citizen expressed his “reluctance” to receive this dose, while stressing that “it is important to note that this is a rare thing,” noting that “he does not want people to avoid vaccination, and that he an important matter”.
Galia Rahav, director of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Sheba Medical Center, explained to the Yedioth Ahronoth website that she “recently encountered a person who was vaccinated against the Corona virus, and he was suffering from paralysis,” and said that she “decided not to give him a second dose.”
She added, “It is true that it can be given according to the Ministry of Health, but I did not feel comfortable with it.”
And she continued: “Nobody knows whether this is related to the vaccine or not, and that is why I will refrain from giving a second dose to those who were paralyzed after the first dose.”
Israel, which has purchased 8 million doses of the “Pfizer-Biontech” vaccine, 6 million doses of the “Moderna” vaccine, and 10 million doses of the “AstraZeneca” vaccine, seeks to vaccinate the majority of its population against the emerging corona virus by early next spring.
Source: “The Jerusalem Post”