There’s also a list of ingredients.
With the newly approved Pfizer vaccine, Canada now has official recommendations about who shouldn’t get it because allergic reactions were reported in the U.K.
t includes the vaccine’s ingredients and advice for people about getting doses when they become available.
Health Canada said that if you know you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech, you shouldn’t get it.
Its only medical ingredient is mRNA and the non-medical ingredients are:
- ALC-0315 = ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
- ALC-0159 = 2-[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide
- dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate
- monobasic potassium phosphate
- potassium chloride
- sodium chloride
- water for injection
If you have has a serious allergic reaction to another vaccine, drug or food, it’s being advised that you talk to your healthcare professional before getting the shot.
According to Health Canada, every vaccine used in this country comes with a warning about the risk of serious allergic reactions.
Also, the two people in the U.K. had a history of severe reactions and they’ve been treated and have now recovered.