Frequently Asked Questions

How does the vaccine affect people with allergies?

If you have a history of allergic reactions not related to vaccines — for example, allergies to foods, pets, things in the environment, or oral medications  you can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Iyouve had an allergic reaction to a vaccine or other injection in the past, ask your doctor if it’s safe for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In general, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that vaccination providermonitor people on-site after giving them COVID-19 vaccines. These professionals have emergency treatments and equipment on hand in the event of a severe allergic reaction.  

You should not get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines if you have a history of allergic reaction to polyethylene glycol or polysorbate, or to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. If you had an allergic reaction after receiving your first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you should not receive the second shot 


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