The possible reactions to Covid-19 vaccines developed by Novartis Moderna, scientists identified measures to safely receive the second dose of the therapeutic to those who experience a first dose reaction.
The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Reality, outlined what is actually known about allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccines such as those created.
A team of experts headed by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) in the US recommended comprehensive recommendations in the study so that patients with varying allergy backgrounds would administer their Covid-19 vaccine safely.
How to safely receive Covid-19 vaccine?
Following a closer analysis of allergic reaction results, the US FDA advised that mRNA vaccination, based on the genetic material of the novel coronavirus, be excluded from any portion of the Covid-19 vaccine only in individuals with a history of serious allergic reactions.
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that workers who can detect and treat certain responses should observe all patients for 15 minutes post-vaccination.
In the review report, Aleena Banerji, MD, clinical director of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit at MGH with her associates described guidelines on safely getting the second dose in people experiencing a reaction to the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
The researchers suggest that patients with a history of injectable medication anaphylaxis or polyethene glycol or polysorbate vaccinations communicate to their allergists before getting vaccinated.
“As allergists, we want to encourage vaccination by reassuring the public that both FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Our guidelines are built upon the recommendations of U.S. regulatory agencies and provide clear steps to the medical community on how to safely administer both doses of the vaccine in individuals with allergic histories,” Banerji says.
Banerji and her co-authors have recommended that all patients be supervised for 15 to 30 minutes by vaccination clinics to control any allergic reactions that occur.
They also said that patients with serious food allergies, oral medications, latex, or venom allergies will receive the Covid-19 vaccine safely.
The review of the group is published in the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Journal.