Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have allergies?

For most people with allergies, yes. However, if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get that vaccine or any COVID-19 vaccine. 

If you have had an immediate allergic reaction of any severity to other vaccines or injectable therapies, speak to your doctor so that they may help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated. You may still get vaccinated if you have severe allergies to oral medications, food, pets, insect stings, latex, or environmental irritants like pollen or dust.

One dose (0.5 ml) contains: 

  • L-histidine
  • L-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate
  • magnesium chloride hexahydrate
  • polysorbate 80
  • ethanol
  • sucrose
  • sodium chloride
  • disodium edetate dihydrate
  • water for injections