Sumary of 98 Percent of ‘Highly Allergic’ People Have No Reaction After COVID-19 Vaccination:
- Share on PinterestExperts say COVID-19 vaccines can be safely administered to most people who are designated as highly allergic.
- Me789 Studio/Getty ImagesSerious allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare, according to a new study.
- Experts say special precautions should be taken to safely vaccinate people at high risk of allergic reaction.
- They add that people with a history of allergic reactions should consult their doctors about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.Allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open.
- Slightly more than 400 participants were defined as “highly allergic.
- Following the first dose:Almost 98 percent of participants had no allergic reaction.
- Slightly more than 1 percent of participants developed a mild allergic response, such as skin eruptions, flushing, swelling of the tongue or uvula, or cough.
- Less than 1 percent of participants had an anaphylactic reaction, a potentially life-threatening condition.