It has been reported that people with a history of “significant” allergic reactions have been told not to take the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after two NHS workers suffer from allergic reactions after receiving the jab.
Both NHS staff members had a history of allergic reactions, so much so that they both carried adrenaline auto-injectors with them in case of a life threatening incident.
Shortly after receiving the jab, they both developed symptoms of “anaphylactoid reaction”. Both workers have received treatment and have recovered, but have been warned that they should not receive the second dose of the treatment.
Following the incidents, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have told the NHS that they must not administer the vaccine to anyone with a history of “significant” allergic reactions – this includes reactions to medicines, food or vaccines.
Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for the NHS in England, said: “As is common with new vaccines, the MHRA have advised on a precautionary basis that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination after two people with a history of significant allergic reactions responded adversely yesterday. Both are recovering well.”