Severe allergic reactions to vaccines are extremely rare, and everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccine is monitored for a short time afterwards for any possible reaction.

The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated even if they have a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable therapies — such as food, pet, venom, environmental, oral medication, or latex allergies.

If you have had an immediate allergic reaction — even if it was not severe — to a vaccine or injectable therapy for another disease, your doctor can help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated.

And, as always, if you have any questions if the vaccine is right for you, please check with your doctor. He or she will know your medical history and has your best interest at heart.


Updated 12/16/2021