Allergic reactions to vaccines rare, short-lived
Vaccines can sometimes cause allergic reactions, but they are usually rare and short-lived.
British regulators are looking into reports of allergic reactions in two people who received the new Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, the first day of a vaccination program. In the meantime, they’re telling people to skip the vaccine if they’ve had a history of serious allergic reactions.
A look at allergic reactions to vaccines:
HOW OFTEN DO THEY HAPPEN?
Allergic reactions can occur with numerous vaccines and experts say they are not unexpected.
In the Pfizer-BioNTech study of 42,000 people, the rate was about the same in those who got the coronavirus vaccine versus those who got a dummy shot. U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviewers who examined the study’s safety data found that 137 — or 0.63% — of vaccine recipients reported symptoms suggestive of an allergic reaction, compared to 111 — or 0.51% — in the placebo …continued .
[Source: Fox News]