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If I have an allergy after getting the first dose of the vaccine, can I get the second shot? – VnExpress


I had the 1st dose of Moderna vaccine. After the injection in the first two weeks there was almost no reaction. Until the third week, I had a slight fever of 37.8 degrees Celsius.

Then I had allergies, sometimes swollen lips, sometimes swollen eyelids, itchy areas of the face, head, back and hands. Especially always having allergies at night, causing insomnia. A lot of allergies in the third week, now past the 4th week, the allergy has almost completely reduced, only 1, 2 red itchy spots on the arm. So can I get the second dose of Moderna vaccine? (Nguyen Viet Cuong, 61 years old, 29 Lieu Giai, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi)

Reply:

After 3 weeks of vaccination with Moderna, he appeared allergic. If you do not have a history of exposure to any other allergens, you are most likely having a late allergic reaction to the Moderna vaccine.

According to the latest pre-vaccination screening guidelines, issued by the Ministry of Health on August 10, cases with a clear history of allergy (anaphylaxis) to the first dose Covid-19 vaccine will be contraindicated. plan to get two injections of the same type.

Doctor, Doctor Vu Minh Dien
Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control and Vaccination Consultancy
Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases

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