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COVID vaccine has side effects

Experts warning those with history of allergic reactions

If you have a history of allergic reactions you may want to think twice about getting the new vaccine for COVID.

 That warning coming from regulators after a pair of workers with NHS had allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Agency are advising anyone who’s had reactions to medicines, food, or vaccines not to get the jab.

The two workers suffered an anaphylactoid reaction.

That reaction usually leads to a skin rash, shortness of breath, and a drop in blood pressure.

It is however different from anaphylaxis which can be fatal.

Both workers have a history of serious allergies and carry adrenaline pens around with them.

The medical director for the NHS in England Professor Stephen Powis said both individuals are recovering.

He adds that what happened to them is “common with new vaccines”.

Earlier this week hospitals in Greater Manchester began giving out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The region is currently on a Tier-3 lockdown.

The COVID rates have dropped significantly however in the area leading many hopeful they’ll soon be elevated to Tier-2 status.

Moving from Tier-3 to Tier-2 would move the COVID risk from “very high” to “high”. (JSL)

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