Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine got a warning issue after the regulators had added allergic reactions. Due to which people having a history of any significant allergic reactions are recommended not to have the vaccine shot.
As per the reports, two NHS staff members showed some allergic reactions after receiving the jab on Tuesday. The allergic reactions lead to itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue.
Professor Stephen Powis, the National Medical Director for the NHS in England, stated that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have already informed on a prudent basis that people who have a history of any kind of allergic reactions should not receive the vaccine. This was considered when two people who had some allergic reaction had responded adversely after taking the dose. Right now, both the members are recovering adequately.
The MHRA advice states: “Any person with a history of a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food (such as previous history of anaphylactoid reaction or those who have been advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector) should not receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine. Resuscitation facilities should be available at all times for all vaccinations. Vaccination should only be carried out in facilities where resuscitation measures are available.”
As the record stated, the phase III clinical trials of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine detailed that only 0.63 percent of volunteers developed an allergic reaction after taking the vaccination dose.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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