BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health has reported two suspected severe allergic reactions to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

The Bismarck Tribune reported the two people had no history of anaphylactic reactions. The incidents were unrelated.

Neither person was hospitalized, and the two have since recovered.

The allergic reactions occurred during a 15-minute post-vaccine observation period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State health officials said anaphylactic reactions after being vaccinated are rare. For other vaccines, they occur at a rate of one per 1 million doses.

The state is currently vaccinating health care workers and long-term care residents. More than 13,000 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in North Dakota.

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