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BioNTech – COVID-19 Vaccine: UK Warning Deactivates

The first corona vaccinations in the UK with the vaccine from BioNTech and Pfizer saw violent reactions from two people working in the healthcare sector. There was talk of anaphylactic shock. Both should be fine by now, according to British media.

In a first reaction, British authorities had subsequently recommended that all people with significant allergies should not be vaccinated initially. This has been weakened after further research. Accordingly, only those people who have previously suffered anaphylactic shock should not be vaccinated at the moment. Such a reaction can occur with severe intolerance to certain drugs or foods. Such a shock can lead to nausea, vomiting, severe skin reactions, breathing problems or even blood pressure problems.

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) makes it clear that people with only normal allergic problems can get the vaccine. The benefits of protecting the population against Covid-19 would clearly outweigh the risks. The authority also emphasizes that the vaccination fully complies with the high safety and quality standards. An expert from Imperial College in London underlines these statements. He explains that there is no need to worry that this could affect anyone with allergies. This is not the case.

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