December 09, 20 - 8:45 am - LABS

UK reports two cases of allergic reactions on first day of vaccine rollout

Two allergic reactions were reported on the V-Day, the first day of the rollout of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the head of Britain’s medicine regulator said on Wednesday, reported Reuters.

“Last evening, we were looking at two case reports of allergic reactions. We know from the very extensive clinical trials that this wasn’t a feature,” June Raine, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), told lawmakers.

“But if we need to strengthen our advice, now that we’ve had this experience in the vulnerable populations, the groups who have been selected as a priority, we get that advice to the field immediately.”

Later, according to Reuters, Britain’s medicine regulator has advised that people with a history of significant allergic reactions do not get Pfizer-BioNTech‘s COVID-19 vaccine.