Experts from the Russian Association of Allergists and Clinical Immunologists say that allergies to coronavirus vaccines are very rare.
According to RIA Novosti, the extreme rarity of allergic reactions is due to the fact that the drugs do not contain antibacterial drugs, cow’s milk, chicken egg protein and gelatin, that is, the components that most often increase the risk of allergies. The document, developed by specialists from the Russian Association of Allergists, states:
In general, allergic reactions to vaccines are rare. According to large-scale studies, the incidence of allergic reactions varies from 0.65 to 1.53 cases per 1 million doses, depending on the type of vaccine.
The document also says that vaccinations against COVID-19 are not recommended for those who have previously suffered severe allergic reactions to the components that make up the drugs. Such patients should consult with their doctor and assess their condition.
As for people with allergies, they tolerate vaccination as well as healthy people. Bronchial asthma or other types of allergies are not a contraindication to coronavirus vaccinations:
Patients with allergic diseases tolerate vaccination in the same way as individuals without allergic diseases, forming humoral and cellular immunity against SARS-CoV-2.
However, experts warn that it is better to vaccinate during the period of control or partial control of allergy symptoms, not to be vaccinated during an exacerbation.