If I had an allergic reaction (non life-threatening) to one of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine in the past, what should I do?

Question: 

If I had an allergic reaction (non life-threatening) to one of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine in the past, what should I do?

Answer: 

If you had a non-anaphylactic (non life-threatening) allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine, please meet with an allergist. Let your immunization provider know that you are concerned about a possible allergy to an ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccine. Immunization providers may require you to wait for a longer period of time (30 minutes or more) after getting the vaccine. 

 


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Date last reviewed: 
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021