By Tony Winterburn •
Published: 09 Dec 2020 • 11:30
URGENT Health Warning Issued Over Pfizer COVID Jab Allergy Risk as Two NHS Staff Members Experience Adverse Reactions.
The first doses of the jab were given to Brits on Tuesday, December 8, with much fanfare, and was dubbed ‘V day’. However, just one day later, and UK health regulators have issued an urgent warning to people with a history of allergic reactions NOT to get the vaccine
UK regulators have issued the warning stating that people who have a history of “significant” allergic reactions should NOT currently receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The warning comes after two NHS staff members who received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine suffered serious allergic reactions, the NHS in England has confirmed both are recovering, it is understood.
The NHS in England said all trusts involved with the vaccination programme have been informed. Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for the NHS in England said: “As is common with new vaccines the MHRA have advised on a precautionary basis that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination after two people with a history of significant allergic reactions responded adversely yesterday.”
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