The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned UK citizens with allergy histories to avoid getting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine after two NHS staff suffered from allergic reactions.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned UK citizens with allergy histories to avoid getting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine after two National Health Service (NHS) staff suffered from allergic reactions.
“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,” said the MHRA.
The NHS in England announced their stakeholders had been informed while the two staff involved are already recovering.
“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,” said NHS England National director Professor Stephen Powi.
Starting Wednesday, those who would undergo vaccinations would be required to state their history of allergic reactions.
The MHRA said that resuscitation facilities should be available at all times for all vaccinations and that it should only be conducted in venues where resuscitation measures are available.
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