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Israeli doctors warn against 2nd vaccine dose for those who suffer Bell’s palsy side effect

The Israeli Medical Association warns that Israelis who developed Bell’s palsy after receiving the first coronavirus vaccine dose should hold off on the second shot.

The IMA is also demanding information on how many Israelis suffered the facial paralysis from the vaccine.

“For those who develop facial paralysis after receiving the first vaccine dose, we are concerned about administering the second shot since there isn’t enough information worldwide on the issue,” Prof. Zion Hagay tells Channel 12, warning that steroid treatments for the condition could compromise the vaccine’s effectiveness.

At least one woman in Israel has suffered the side effect, according to Channel 12.

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