London- The united kingdom’s health regulator declare on Wednesday that those with a severe history of allergic reactions should not obtain the BioNTech and Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine.
The U.K. Licensing Body for Drugs and Health updated their guidance policy about who should be getting vaccinated after two British health officials’ experienced a severe allergic reaction after getting the vaccine. The national medical officer for the NHS confirms that they both heal well.
The regulatory agency announced, “any person with the previous history of a severe allergic reaction to food or medicine (such as prior anaphylactoid reaction, or those informed of carrying an adrenaline autoinjector) should not receive Pfizer or BioNtech vaccine.”
Such a precaution is usually common with these new vaccines,” said Stephen Powis, who is a national medical doctor for the NHS.
The United Kingdom is the first country to prescribe and approve the Pfizer vaccine. On Tuesday, a huge vaccination campaign was started from the clinics, with inoculation first for health employees and home care workers and those over 80 years of age.
On Tuesday, the health care officials began the vaccination drive in the hospitals with clinical staff and people belonging to the 80+ age group to be the first ones to get the vaccine shots.
The head of the MHRA, Dr. June Raine, informs the U.K. On Wednesday, the government selected the committee to retain ‘real-time alertness’ for the vaccine when it is introduced. She further said that “We looked at two cases of allergic reactions last night, and we know from comprehensive clinical trials that this was not the desired result, but if we now have that knowledge in vulnerable communities, selected groups, we need to enhance our advice immediately in the field.”