(HealthDay)—The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has updated its guidelines regarding the risk for allergic reactions with COVID-19 vaccines. According to the recommendations, anyone receiving the vaccine should be screened to determine the possible risk for allergic reaction to mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) and adenovirus vector vaccines (Johnson & Johnson); those with a history of severe allergic reaction to other vaccines should be referred to an allergist/immunologist for further evaluation. Anyone with a severe or immediate allergic reaction of any severity within four hours of receiving the first COVID-19 shot should not receive the second dose and may be referred to an allergist/immunologist.

 

 

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