Can people with allergies be vaccinated? Experts say that there is nothing to worry about. COVID-19 vaccine is safe even for those who are allergic to drug vaccines. Experts have claimed this in the conclusion of research published in the JAMA Journal.
This research report will prove helpful in vaccination. Research data shows that 98 percent of allergy patients did not show the side effects of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. About 12 percent of healthcare workers who have allergies to drugs, vaccines, or dust reported an allergic reaction to the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He said the most common allergy symptoms were hives and angioedema or swelling around the injection site. However, none of them required hospital treatment.
Study co-author Dr. Lily Lee said the results of this study could help patients with severe allergies. Lee, a member of the allergy faculty at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said allergy symptoms in most cases did not cause any side effects for patients after taking both doses of the Moderna vaccine. Symptoms such as hives and swelling may occur but do not require hospital treatment.
Assessed 52,998 healthcare workers:
For this study, Lee and colleagues assessed allergy risk among 52,998 healthcare workers at Brigham and Women’s Health System, all given at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The researchers said that more than 60 percent of staff members were given a dose of Moderna Vaccine. While the rest were given an amount of Pfizer-BioNTech.