Doctors to give the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine next week with more supplies of the jab expected to be shipped into the UK in the coming days. It comes after the first vaccinations were given on Tuesday.
The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned people who have a history of “significant” allergic reactions not to take the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
NHS England confirmed that two staff members who received the jab on Tuesday – on the first day of the mass vaccination programme – suffered an allergic reaction”
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Professor Stephen Powis, the national medical director for the NHS in England, said: “As is common with new vaccines the MHRA have advised on a precautionary basis that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination after two people with a history of significant allergic reactions responded adversely yesterday.
“Both are recovering well.”