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Old 11 Feb 21, 01:18 PM  
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Penicillin allergy and vaccination

DH has a penicillin allergy. He had an allergy as a small baby but we donít know how serious it was. He never asked his parents though I remember his Mum saying he ended up in hospital but I dont THINK it was life threatening. It was in a hospital in Singapore or maybe Malaya as his Dad was in the Army so I doubt it will be on his medical records that the GP can access

He has always avoided penicillin

I think I read he cannot have the Pfizer vaccination

Would he make arrangements pre vaccine accommodate this and if so how does he do that

He is only 53 so we have a while before we think about it
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If he had an reaction to penicillin requiring hospitalisation, then itís likely he would be offered the Oxford vaccine rather than the Pfizer- but if his reaction was only mild and didnít need treating with medications, he would probably be ok with the Pfizer. Iíve given to Pfizer vaccination to many patients with penicillin allergies. It would be worth discussing this with his gp though once he becomes eligible for the vaccine to ascertain what kind of allergic reaction he had, if that canít be ascertained heíll likely be advised to have the Oxford vaccine.
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I heard a listener call up Radio 2 a couple of weeks back as they had a Q&A with a Doctor/immune spec and you could call in with concerns. A chap phoned up and said he has a Penciliin allergy and can he have the vaccine, the Dr said to inform the nurse at the time of vaccine as they can discuss further, but he was ok to have the vaccine unless his allergy was as severe as anaphylactic shock. So, i guess it would depend on the risk to him, if he had anaphylactic episode in the past etc.

Def disc with medic at the time. Good luck x
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Mil 65 has a penicillin allergy and had the Pfizer vaccine the other day with no issues,I thought she would get the Oxford but apparently Pfizer is only contraindicated for anaphylaxis. Hope your dh gets sorted after a chat to the medical staff
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If he had an reaction to penicillin requiring hospitalisation, then itís likely he would be offered the Oxford vaccine rather than the Pfizer- but if his reaction was only mild and didnít need treating with medications, he would probably be ok with the Pfizer. Iíve given to Pfizer vaccination to many patients with penicillin allergies. It would be worth discussing this with his gp though once he becomes eligible for the vaccine to ascertain what kind of allergic reaction he had, if that canít be ascertained heíll likely be advised to have the Oxford vaccine.
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I heard a listener call up Radio 2 a couple of weeks back as they had a Q&A with a Doctor/immune spec and you could call in with concerns. A chap phoned up and said he has a Penciliin allergy and can he have the vaccine, the Dr said to inform the nurse at the time of vaccine as they can discuss further, but he was ok to have the vaccine unless his allergy was as severe as anaphylactic shock. So, i guess it would depend on the risk to him, if he had anaphylactic episode in the past etc.

Def disc with medic at the time. Good luck x
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All I know is that he was only a few weeks old so they maybe took him into hospital as a precaution. As I say I dont think it was an anaphylactic reaction but I guess we should err on the side of caution

I wonder if the vaccination centre are likely to have both types of vaccine there on the day ?

It would be a shame to get there then have to rebook an appointment
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Thank you both

All I know is that he was only a few weeks old so they maybe took him into hospital as a precaution. As I say I dont think it was an anaphylactic reaction but I guess we should err on the side of caution

I wonder if the vaccination centre are likely to have both types of vaccine there on the day ?

It would be a shame to get there then have to rebook an appointment
I suspect it would be unlikely they would have both, but you should know in advance of attending the appointment which vaccine will be offered.
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My mum is allergic to several antibiotics and even aspirin. She is also on blood thinners. She had the Oxford vaccine. No side effects.
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My mum had an allergic reaction to penicillin as a child and had the Pfizer. She did discuss it when the appointment was booked and was told it would be discussed on the day. I'm not sure our local hospital has both.
I also had a rash when I had penicillin as a teenager and haven't taken it again since but presume I will probably be given the Pfizer when it is my turn.

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My mum is also allergic to penicillin and had the Pfizer last week with no issues - glad to say she didnít really have any side effects from the Covid jab at all .
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I hadnít heard this (other than the risks for people whoíve had an anaphylactic reaction to something) so itís handy to know that Iíd need to let them know about my penicillin allergy when I go for my vaccination (again, probably ages away as Iím in the under-50 group). I assume theyíll just ask about any allergies as a matter of course anyway.
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