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Vaccinating against covid-19 in people who report allergies

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 18 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n120

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Re: Vaccinating against covid-19 in people who report allergies

Dear Editor

We really welcome your Editorial in the BMJ 18th January 2021- “Vaccinating against Covid 19 in People who report Allergies.”

We have had an unprecedented number of calls to our helpline from allergic individuals who have concerns regarding the Covid 19 vaccine and over 70,000 weekly hits to our Covid 19 website hub. Feedback to our helpline has confirmed that there is still a great deal of confusion amongst Healthcare Professionals as to the suitability of each of the UK approved Covid -19 vaccines for patients with severe allergy and anaphylaxis. We have worked with BSACI and Allergy UK to develop “Frequently Asked Questions” that clarify the latest guidance in The Green Book and correct the large amount of misinformation still being disseminated.

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 January 2021
Lynne Regent
CEO Anaphylaxis Campaign
Anaphylaxis Campaign
Head Office, 1 Alexandra Rd, Farnborough GU14 6BU