UK regulators say people with a ‘significant medical history’ of allergic reactions should not be given the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine while examining two side effects that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program
London – UK regulators on Wednesday said people with a “significant history” of allergic reactions should not receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine while investigating two side effects that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program .
The comments came when Dr. June Raine, head of the MHRA, told a parliamentary committee that regulators had had an allergic reaction to two vaccines.
“We know from very extensive clinical trials that this was not typical,” he said. “But if we need to strengthen our advice, now that we’ve gained that experience with vulnerable groups, the groups that have been selected as priorities, we get those advice right away.
Raine’s comments came as part of a general discussion about how his agency will continue to monitor people who receive a vaccine authorized for emergency use last week.