Britain’s medicines and healthcare regulator urged people with a history of ‘significant’ allergic reactions not to opt for the Pfizer vaccine, after two NHS doctors, vaccinated on Tuesday, had severe reactions.
Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director of the NHS in England, said on Wednesday that the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had issued a warning regarding the administration of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
As is often the case with new vaccines, the MHRA has advised, as a precaution, that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination.
The warning comes after two NHS staff, who were vaccinated on Tuesday as part of the vaccine’s first day in the UK, had adverse reactions to the vaccine.
Powis noted that “two people with a history of significant allergic reactions reacted negatively yesterday. Both are recovering well.
The NHS said all hospitals had been informed and would ask anyone who should receive the vaccine if they have a history of such reactions.
Dr June Raine, head of the MHRA, said at a hearing of the joint select committee on Wednesday that “real-time vigilance” will continue while the vaccine is deployed.
Tuesday marked the first day of the UK’s mass vaccination program, in what has been touted as a watershed moment in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK regulator has so far only approved the US vaccine Pfizer, but Health Minister Matt Hancock suggested on Tuesday that the UK vaccine AstraZeneca could receive approval this year.
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