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History Of Allergic Reactions Considered "High Risk" For Vaccination

Experts: "History of allergic reactions can put people at "high risk" for severe side effects if vaccinated."

Posted: Dec 17, 2020 10:12 PM

One group of indivuduals are being told to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine after being considered "high risk."

Officials have deemed Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine safe with mild side effects. However, an Alaskan healthcare worker with no history of vaccine allergies had a severe reaction after inoculation. Health leaders say this is an extremely rare situation, but, it's now being listed a reason why some people shouldn't get vaccianted against COVID-19.

Health leaders explain, anyone with a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to a previous vaccine or injectable thereapy should avoid the COVID-19 vaccine. But, experts say this is only group being advised against vaccination. 

At this time, officials say people with other types of allergies like food, latex, or pollen are able to get the vaccine. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an immunocompromising conditions such as HIV, officals urge you the vaccine is safe and urges you to get vaccinated. However, they caution everyone to consult your doctor to weigh your risk of disease versus the potential risk of side effects.

The only other reason you should not get the vaccine is if you have received a different vaccination within 14 days, or if you have received antibodies or convalescent plasma within 90 days. Although, health officals do acknowledge there is not enough information on the vaccine to know if inoculation intereferes with that treatment. 

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