Series of low-dosage COVID-19 shots helped this B.C. woman get vaccinated after severe reaction to 1st jab – CBC

Determined to get a 2nd shot, Annie Taal received 5 doses over the course of an afternoon

Nov 12, 2021

A Victoria woman who had a severe allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine says she’s grateful she is now fully immunized after she received several low-dosage shots instead of a second jab.

Annie Taal says despite her scary initial experience with the vaccine she didn’t hesitate to seek out her options for a second dose, and doctors assured her it was possible by injecting her with five small doses over the course of an afternoon.

She says she is sharing her story to encourage people with allergies or pre-existing health conditions to talk to their doctors if they have worries or questions about getting the vaccine.

Taal said she had an anaphylactic reaction to an ingredient in the vaccine just minutes after getting her first shot in late May at the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt, B.C.

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