People with food and drug allergies can get the Covid-19 vaccine: MHRA

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The Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has maintained that people with allergies to food and drugs can take the Pfizer / BioNTech and Oxford / Astra-Zeneca vaccines, Metro News reported.

The medicine watchdog said the two Covid-19 vaccines are safe for people with various allergies. However, people who are allergic to certain compounds in vaccines should refrain from getting the vaccine.

MHRA CEO Dr June Raine said in a statement: “The only people who are advised not to receive either vaccine are people with allergies who have had reactions to the vaccine. one of the ingredients. It is very clear now.

During the press conference, the MHRA confirmed that pregnant and breastfeeding women can be inoculated with one of two approved Covid-19 vaccines “when the potential benefits outweigh the risks.” The MHRA added that the interval between two shots has been increased to at least 21 days.

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It comes as the MHRA recently approved the use of the Oxford-Astra-Zeneca vaccine in the UK. Authorities could administer the first dose on Monday.

As concerns about vaccine allergy rise, Dr Raine has tried to assuage them and said: ‘Growing evidence from a group of at least 8,000,000 people in the UK and around 1 , 5 million in the United States who received the Pfizer vaccine “did not raise any additional concerns.”

She said: “This gives us additional assurance that the risk of anaphylaxis can be managed with standard clinical advice and a post-vaccination observation period of at least 15 minutes. That is why the Commission for Medicinal Products for Human Use has now advised anyone allergic to any food, medicine or vaccine to receive the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

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Speaking to the press, the President of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Martin Marshall, said, quoted in the Metro News: “This is the glow at the end of the tunnel that we desperately need to get through this difficult winter and ultimately defeat the virus.

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