The Israeli Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has published its position in the context of administering corona vaccines to people suffering from allergic reactions. The document emphasized that there is no impediment to giving the vaccine to allergy sufferers to various food products, or inhaled allergens, to insects or latex, etc. and the recommendation for them is to receive the vaccine. However, in these specific cases, the union Injecting the vaccine There is also no prevention of administering the vaccine to patients with immunodeficiency. In these cases, too, it is advisable to offer, at medical discretion, 30-minute supervision.
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The union’s recommendations contradict the Ministry of Health’s position that anyone who has developed a severe allergic reaction, even if it is an allergy to food, pollen or other chemicals, should avoid receiving the vaccine.
“There are isolated reports of allergic reactions, with a low incidence, among the vaccinated. These reactions are still being tested and therefore the policy adopted in Israel and around the world combines the recognition of the need to vaccinate the population along with proportionate caution against side effects. And information on the effects of the vaccine, “the Israeli Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology document said.
The document also stated: “Recently, the concern about the safety of the vaccine was raised in the public debate. This concern is rooted in the speed of the vaccine’s development, its innovative technology and the reporting of cases of allergic reaction. It appears that the damage of the epidemic outweighs the existing and expected side effects of the vaccine. “
Prof. Aharon Kessel, chairman of the Association for Allergy and Immunology and director of the Allergy Institute at Bnei Zion Medical Center: “We are inundated with inquiries from the patient public regarding the safety of the vaccine for them. So we decided to publish the position paper. We also relied on a similar position of the American Allergy Association, according to which only people with allergic reactions to drugs or vaccines should avoid getting vaccinated.
“People who have an allergy to food, for example dairy products, will develop an allergic reaction only to milk, so there is no point in fearing that they will develop an allergic reaction to the vaccine components. About 15% of the adult population suffer from various allergies. “We turned to the Ministry of Health and asked to change its recommendations.”
At this point the position of the Ministry of Health is that the vaccine is not recommended for those who have developed a severe allergic reaction in the past for some reason. “Since this is a new vaccine for a new disease, we prefer to be careful. We will continue to gather information on this issue and then this issue will be re-examined. The recommendation may then change,” the health ministry said.