Regulators have issued a warning that people who have a history of “significant” allergic reactions should not currently receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after two people who had the jab on Tuesday had allergic reactions. Two NHS staff members who received the vaccine on the first day of the mass vaccination programme suffered an allergic reaction, the NHS in England has confirmed. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given precautionary advice to NHS trusts that anyone who has a history of “significant” allergic reactions to medicines, food or vaccines should not receive the vaccine.
Speaking on the Jeremy Vine show, Dr Sarah Jarvis said: “We have just had the results from Oxford looking at the 175 potential adverse reactions of which they found only three were possibly related.
“One of those was found to be in someone who had the controlled virus and not the vaccine.”
Mr Vine continued: “There’s an American woman who was part of the vaccine trials.
“Coincidentally it seems she had a big blister on foot.
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“She sent a picture of it to her sister saying, ‘I’m on the vaccine trial, I’ve got this blister’.
“A family member then put it out and it went wild; ‘if you take the vaccine you get massive blisters’.
“We should just say that’s rubbish?”
Dr Sarah added: “Of course it is. This is exactly the same thing we’ve seen with Statins over the years.”
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