COVID-19 booster crisis for people with allergies
The Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK are facing a deluge of desperate enquiries in response to the government’s promotion of the importance and urgency of the booster vaccination. Previous information has led people living with allergies to believe that the preferred Pfizer booster will put them at risk of anaphylaxis.
The two charities, as well as the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), are now calling for urgent action to share latest Green Book vaccination guidance. This should reassure the majority of the allergic population, who largely received AstraZeneca for first and second doses, that they can safely receive the Pfizer vaccination as a booster.