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Allergy and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

On this page you will find the latest information and guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine and reported allergic reactions.

Hay Fever vs COVID-19

Similarities and differences between hay fever and COVID-19 symptoms

Do lateral flow tests contain latex?
The Department for Education has confirmed that the swabs contained in the Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test kits (Lateral Flow tests) that are being distributed in educational settings are latex free.

Latest FAQ's on the Oxford & Pfizer vaccinations

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? We have updated (14/01/21) our list of answered questions received by our Helpline

People living with allergy are understably anxious and confused about not only what the pandemic could mean for them, but also the recent news of potential allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. We are working proactively to bring you the latest guidance from our team of healthcare professionals and other experts in the field.

When released, you can find the latest guidance about allergy and coronavirus vacination(s) in our FAQ's which we will be updating regularly with any new information received.

MHRA statement on the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Statement released on 30th December 2020 by the MHRA on the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

MHRA statement on Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccination

Statement released on 9th December 2020 on guidance to vaccination centres on managing allergic reactions following COVID-19 vaccination.

BSACI statement on Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccination

BSACI Statement on the MHRA Guidance managing allergic reactions following COVID-19 vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

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