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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:29 PM

I don't get it...


I would certainly like to get the covid vaccination...Not just for my protection but for others.

The problem is I am a chronic asthmatic. Heavy allergies...and I take a "controller"..ie

symbicort as a steroid. So I dig around to find out how this med could affect me..Found this;

"Should people with asthma get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, says board-certified allergist Purvi Parikh, MD, national spokesperson for Allergy & Asthma Network. People with underlying medical conditions such as asthma can receive the COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to the vaccine or any of its ingredients."

"as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to the vaccine or any of its ingredients."

How the fuck am I supposed to know that without taking the shot?.

This is like when your computer goes down and the phone help line references you to web sites for a fix...duh....

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:33 PM

1. go to the manufacturers website

They will have a list of the things in the vaccine that you may have had allergic reaction to.

For me, the only severe reaction I have had is o a sulfa-antibioyic -- not on the list so I was OK.

Since the vaccines use different carriers , if you have problems with eggs, for example, you avoid that vaccine, and look at a different one.

If you don't have severe allergic reactions to other vaccines, you are likely to be ok

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:34 PM

2. get it my hubby carries an epipen and severe asthma he got it

 

and no issues what so ever




covid will kill you

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:35 PM

3. Don't rely on the internet

Call your doctor, and if they recommend it, get the vaccine in a controlled area (doctors office, etc...) in case of any reaction you can get immediate help.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:42 PM

4. If you had the first shot, and had a severe reaction, don't get the second.

 

I would talk to your doctor about what makes you feel your reaction to shot one was severe.

The warning also states that directly to all people who are about to take the vaccine. I had to initial in the box next to the statement. It will make even more sense when this form of vaccine is used for other things.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:46 PM

5. I have asthma and allergies and auto immune issues that cause odd reactions.

I had zero reaction to the shots. Not even a sore arm. I hope the same for you.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:48 PM

6. Get Moderna, rather than Pfizer

Fewer allergic reactions. (It's why my spouse got Moderna.) The Pfizer reaction seems to be to PEG - which, if you've had a colonoscopy you have some basis for knowing.

Manufacturer's website (mentioned by others) is also a good source for info.

Most people I know with either severe allergies (e.g. my spouse) or asthma (e.g. my daughter's boyfriend) have had no allergic reactions to the vaccine.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:49 PM

7. Here is the FDA Moderna fact sheet.

 

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:51 PM

8. The recurring advice is consult your regular health provider.

The ingredients for the 3 US-approved are listed. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is among the suspects with Pfizer and Moderna.

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/should-you-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-if-you-have-allergies/

It says the risk of anaphylaxis is about 11 in one million and symptoms usually occur within 15 minutes of injection.

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