Additional information about the COVID vaccine:
According to current recommendations, nearly everyone can safely receive the vaccine without special precautions and should be observed for 15 minutes. This includes patients with allergy to food, medication, venom, aeroallergen sensitivity, and even those with idiopathic anaphylaxis.
People with a history of anaphylaxis for any reason should be observed for 30 minutes after vaccination.
Patients who should not be immunized are those who have had anaphylaxis to a component of the COVID vaccine (of which there are few that are RARE allergens or NOT allergens. The most common of the very rare allergens is polyethylene glycol). The vaccine DOES NOT contain any food derivatives or other medications including neomycin. Patients with a history of allergy to polysorbate, which is very rare, should also not be immunized at this time, as this may cross react with polyethylene glycol (PEG.)
Components of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines:
|Description||Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine||Moderna COVID-19 vaccine|
|mRNA||Nucleoside-modified mRNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2||Nucleoside-modified mRNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2|
|Lipids||2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide||PEG2000-DMG: 1,2-dimyristoyl-rac-glycerol, methoxypolyethylene glycol|
|(4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)||SM-102: heptadecan-9-yl 8-((2-hydroxyethyl) (6-oxo-6-(undecyloxy) hexyl) amino) octanoate|
|Salts, sugars, buffers||Potassium chloride||Tromethamine|
|Monobasic potassium phosphate||Tromethamine hydrochloride|
|Sodium chloride||Acetic acid|
|Dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate||Sodium acetate|
* Neither vaccine contain eggs, gelatin, latex, or preservatives
For the latest COVID vaccine information from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, click here.
WHERE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE:
Hartford Healthcare: https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/covid-vaccine 833.943.5721
Yale-New Haven: www.ynhhs.org/covidvaccine
Connecticut vaccine portal: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations