In the battle against COVID-19One of the most effective weapons we have is the vaccines that are currently being administered throughout the world. Almost every major health organization, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the World Health Organization to health experts, is encouraging everyone to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated when it’s their turn – well, almost everyone. In fact, if you have a particular condition, you should avoid the COVID-19 vaccine until further notice. Read on to find out what it is and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss out on these Sure Signs You Have Already Had Coronavirus.
At the end of last year Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, revealed that anyone who has experienced severe allergic reactions should think twice before receiving the COVID vaccine.
“What the folks at Pfizer are saying is that if you have a history of a severe allergic reaction, you should not take this vaccine or, if you do take it, take it in the context of a place where, if you develop an allergic reaction, it could be easily treated and effectively, “Fauci said in a CNBC’s Healthy Returns Livestream. Read on to see what the CDC says.
The CDC agrees, devoting an entire page to COVID-19 vaccines and allergic reactions.
“If you’ve had an immediate allergic reaction, even if it was not severe, to a vaccine or injectable therapy for another illness, ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated, ”they explain.
Also, people allergic to polyethylene glycol (PEG) or polysorbate should also avoid getting it. “These recommendations include allergic reactions to PEG and polysorbate. Polysorbate is not an ingredient in any of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, but it is closely related to PEG, which is found in vaccines. People allergic to PEG or polysorbate should not receive a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, “they explain.
However, “if you have a history of severe allergic reactions unrelated to vaccines or injectable medications, such as food, pet, poison, environmental or latex allergies, get vaccinated,” they recommend. “People with a history of allergies to oral medications or a family history of severe allergic reactions can also be vaccinated.”
“Whenever you are faced with a situation, with an intervention, however rare, you can never assure someone that they will not have an allergic reaction,” Dr. Fauci told CBSN recently. “People prone to an allergic reaction, particularly an anaphylactic reaction, are more likely to have an allergic reaction to a vaccine. But if you look at the allergic reactions recently reported in the scientific literature, there are between four and five per million vaccines with Pfizer and between two and three per million vaccines with Moderna. If you have a history of allergic reaction, if it is an allergic reaction to something that you definitely know is in the vaccine, you may want to wait to get another vaccine, but if you only have a person who is generally allergic to food and other things, you may get vaccinated, but you should get it in a situation where you are in a place where someone can handle and treat an allergic reaction, rather than having it in a place where if you have an allergic reaction, there is no way for you to be treated, but it is an unusual occurrence, not rare, according to the numbers I just told you “
Nothing was compromised in making the vaccine and it is safe, says Dr. Fauci, despite being created in record time. “Speed was not at all sacrificed for safety. The speed was the reflection of extraordinary advances in the science of vaccine platform technology, ”Fauci told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “So it’s understandable that people are skeptical about speed, but we have to continue to emphasize that speed means that it was the extraordinary science that brought us here,” he said.
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Bottom line: Talk to your doctor before getting the vaccine if you have any allergies. So follow Fauci’s fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live – wear a facial mask fit comfortably and double layered, don’t travel, social distancing, avoid large crowds, don’t go indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when available for yourself, and to protect your life and the lives of others, do not visit any of these 35 Places You Are Most Likely to Get COVID.