by Penka Arsova
The Center for Disease and Control issued new guidance on Saturday that addresses severe allergic reactions that some coronavirus vaccine recipients have experienced.
The story: The CDC said that it has “learned of reports” that some people showed severe allergic reactions after being inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine. The agency pointed out that a “severe allergic reaction” warrants immediate medical attention, such as when a person needs an epinephrine shot or requires hospitalization.
The new guidance: The CDC recommends that people who experience a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine should not get a second shot. People who have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the vaccine should not take it as well. The agency advises individuals with histories of severe allergic reactions to vaccines to consult with their doctors about getting a COVID-19 shot.