People With History Of Severe Allergic Reactions Can Get Cov
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people who have experienced severe reactions to prior vaccines or injectable drugs can still get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 but should discuss the risks with their doctors and be monitored for 30 minutes afterwards.

People with other types of allergies to food, latex, pollen or other substances do not have to take special precautions and are recommended to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Severe allergic reactions to vaccines are extremely rare, which excluded people with a history of anaphylaxis. The FDA has released data indicating .63% of participants who received the vaccine experienced serious adverse reactions, compared to .51% of people who received a placebo.

Amanda Cohn, an official with the CDC’s Covid-19 vaccine planning unit, said the vaccine consists of messenger RNA and four lipid nanoparticles and that there are no preservatives or other ingredients in the vaccine. People could be allergic to a part of the lipid nanoparticle known as polyethylene glycol, or PEG, which is a component in other injectable medicines.

That is partially the reason for the extra precautions for persons who have (had reactions) to other injectables, Cohn said. We are being abundantly cautious about this question related to allergic reactions. We don’t want people who have mild allergic reactions to be concerned about getting vaccinated. The FDA will monitor any allergic reactions closely.

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