ScienceDaily: Allergists offer reassurance regarding potential allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines


The two vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna recently approved in the U.S. by the FDA have raised concerns due to cases of allergic reactions. In the UK, the medical regulatory agency advises that people with a history of anaphylaxis to food or medicine avoid getting vaccinated. The FDA, on the other hand, recommends that only people who are allergic to components of the vaccine avoid receiving it. This more lax measure is because allergic reactions to the vaccines are extremely low, roughly 1.3 cases per 1 million individuals. Read the full article by the Massachusetts General Hospital on ScienceDaily here.

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