UK Investigates Possible Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Shot

box of coronavirus vaccine

Detail shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for use by the vaccinations team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital as they commenced their vaccination program Wednesday in Truro, United Kingdom. (Hugh Hastings/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 07:06 AM

U.K. regulators said Wednesday that people who have a “significant history’’ of allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine while they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program.

Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for the National Health Service in England, said health authorities were acting on a recommendation from the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.



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