Gold Coast health worker “recovered and well” after suffering reaction to COVID vaccine

Queensland Health has confirmed a frontline health worker is okay, after suffering an allergic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine on the Gold Coast.

The health worker had an anaphylactic reaction after receiving the jab at the Gold Coast University Hospital on Thursday.

However, a Gold Coast Health spokesperson confirmed the person has a history of anaphylaxis and recovered quickly.


“The response was prompt and effective and the patient received the appropriate treatment and has since recovered,” the spokesperson said.

“Anaphylaxis has been identified as a possible side effect from any vaccination. Staff are well prepared for this and stringent processes are in place to manage such reactions.”

Gold Coast Health said that after receiving the vaccine, recipients are observed for 15 minutes or 30 minutes if they have identified a history of anaphylaxis in the screening process

They are continuing to stress that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and will protect you from COVID-19.

“All vaccines given in Australia have passed tests to prove they are safe and work well,” Queensland Health said.