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Pfizer COVID vaccine causes allergy concerns

This warning comes after two members of Britain’s National Health Service experienced allergic reactions after receiving the vaccine Tuesday.
Published: Dec. 9, 2020 at 7:29 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - After being the first to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine Britain warns over a possible allergic reaction for a certain group of people.

According to UK officials, people who have “significant” allergic reactions should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.

Health experts remain confident the COVID-19 vaccine is safe despite U.K.’s warning on allergies.

England’s National Health Service issued the precaution saying anyone with a “significant history of allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine, or food” should not receive the vaccine.

This also includes those who “have been advised to carry an adrenaline auto injector, also known as an EpiPen.”

This warning comes after two members of Britain’s National Health Service experienced allergic reactions after receiving the vaccine Tuesday.

Officials say the two did have a past history of allergic reactions and had carried an EpiPen.

However, investigators are looking into whether the incidents were linked to the shots.

Meanwhile here at home, the Laredo health authority Doctor Trevino explains that this is for people who suffer from severe allergic reactions.

“People with a significant allergic reaction should not be given Pfizer/BionTech COVID vaccine. Now this is only for people with high allergic reactions. This is based on the last couple of days of vaccine administration.”

The vaccine has not been approved in the U.S. as of yet.

The Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel is expected to address concerns about the allergic reaction when it meets on December 10th, which is Thursday.

The two people affected were staff members with the National Health Service.

Both are since recovering but no word yet on what their reactions were.

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