COVID-19: Allergies should not deter vaccination, doctor saysStaff writer, with CNAPeople who are allergic to certain foods or medications should still get vaccinated against COVID-19, as most reactions can be treated, a Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital medical expert said on Thursday. A medical worker is inoculated with a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital in New Taipei City’s Taishan District yesterday. At least 759,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Taiwan as of Thursday, most of them from AstraZeneca. Taiwanese are more prone to medicine-induced allergic reactions than people from other countries, he said. Vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson contain an excipient called polysorbate, while vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna use polyethylene glycol (PEG), Chen said.
Source: Taipei Times June 11, 2021 15:56 UTC