Q&A on COVID-19 vaccination for people with allergies

Recently, the Provincial Health Commission organized 12 experts to give detailed answers to the hot issues of people with allergies receiving COVID-19 vaccines.

1. Can people with allergies be vaccinated?

A: Those who are not allergic to the ingredients of the COVID-19 vaccine can receive shots. People with common allergies, such as certain food allergies and common drug allergies, can be vaccinated.

2. Can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine if I get hives?

A: People with mild hives can receive COVID-19 vaccine shots. But if you have severe hives, it is not recommended to get the vaccine.

3. Can people who are allergic to penicillin be vaccinated?

A: It depends on the ingredients of the vaccine. Currently, the inactivated vaccine that we have received does not contain penicillin or penicillin analogues, so people who are allergic to penicillin can be vaccinated.

4. Can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine if I have rhinitis?

A: If you have allergic rhinitis, allergic factors need to be considered. If you have other types of rhinitis, which is not in the acute phase and the symptoms are not severe and do not need to be maintained with drugs, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

5. Can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine if I am allergic to other vaccines?

A: If you are allergic to other vaccines with signs of shortness of breath, anaphylaxis or angioedema, you should not be vaccinated.

6. Is it an allergy that I have skin rashes after receiving the first dose of the vaccine? Can I get the second dose?

A: Skin rashes after the first dose of the vaccine need to be considered comprehensively. If the symptoms are not very bad and no more serious after three weeks, you can get the second dose. If the symptoms become more severe, you need to see a medical professional to determine whether you can get the second dose or not.