Two NHS health workers suffer allergic reaction to Pfizer vaccine Credit: Representational image

Two days after the UK started its mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus, it’s regulators issued a serious warning on Wednesday for people a history of “significant” allergic reactions.

The UK regulator said people with a history of allergic reactions should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine currently after two NHS staff members, who took the first vaccine doze, suffered allergic reactions.

The workers were reportedly given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Monday, the first day of the NHS mass vaccination programme. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has reportedly passed on precautionary advice to NHS trusts that anyone with a history of “significant” allergic reactions to medicines, food or vaccines should not receive the vaccine.

The staff members had reportedly developed symptoms of “anaphylactoid reaction” shortly after being vaccinated.

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