Do you have a food allergy? Pfizer and Moderna Covid are sure to hit, experts say

A team of experts led by allergists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the United States has ensured that people with food or drug allergies can be safely vaccinated with the puffs of Covid-19 manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, comes at a time when reports of possible allergic reactions to Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines have caused public concern. Both vaccines were recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use. In response to reports of possible allergic reactions in some people following a Covid-19 vaccination in the UK, that country’s medical regulator has advised people with a history of anaphylaxis on a drug or food to avoid the Covid-19 vaccination. The UK has also approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. However, after further reviewing the data on allergic reactions, the U.S. FDA recommended that the vaccines not be given to anyone with a history of severe allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in the Covid-19 vaccine. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all patients be observed for 15 minutes after vaccination by staff who can identify and treat these reactions. US authorities do not recommend people with food or drug allergies to avoid vaccinations.

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