Who Should Not Take The Pfizer-biontech Covid-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19Common questionWho should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get this vaccine. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA vaccine.

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Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?

People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for everyone?

• COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. • Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. • CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Should you get the Covid vaccine if you have an autoimmune disease?

The American College of Rheumatology COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance recommends that people with autoimmune and inflammatory rheumatic disease (which includes lupus) get the vaccine unless they have an allergy to an ingredient in the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine and lupus

Who is not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Children younger than age 5 years are not eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at this time unless part of a clinical trial. Children and adolescents younger than age 18 years are not eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen COVID-19 vaccines at this time.

Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines

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