A health expert said that individuals with allergies and pregnant women should consult their doctors first before getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to Dr. Kathryn Roa, an infectious disease expert, it is true that the vaccine against COVID-19 is not for everyone.
“So patients who have experienced an immediate allergic reaction whether mild, like rashes, or severe, like anaphylaxis, to COVID-19 vaccine after the first dose should not receive the second dose. And patients who have a history of allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to certain vaccine excipients,” she added.
She said those with allergies to other vaccines and injectable medications, as well as those with food and drug allergies, should consult an allergist.
But according to Roa, that does not mean they can no longer be vaccinated.
According to Roa, individuals who are immunocompromised, with comorbidities, pregnant, and lactating women should also consult their doctors before getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
In vaccine brands, only one should be used in the same dose because the brand to be used is not interchangeable, based on the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Those with allergies, pregnant women should consult doctor before getting vaccinated vs COVID-19
According to Roa, those with COVID-19 must recover first getting inoculated.
It is said that those who take the antibody therapy should wait for 3 months.
For COVID-19 survivors who are considering not getting vaccinated, experts hope the vaccine will provide better immunity because it is not yet known how long the natural immunity from the disease will last.
For those who are considering not getting vaccinated, even though the COVID-19 survival rate is high, Roa said that it is true that most people who get sick are recovering.
But it is also true that some patients have severe complications and some have long-term health problems.
“Getting vaccinated protects you and the people around you, including those who are most at risk and those who cannot be vaccinated,” said Roa.