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Allergic to aspirin during younger years can take astrazeneca vaccine?

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: June 23, 2021 10:05 AM

Anonymous 2 months

I’m a 43yrs old woman and registered myself to take astrazeneca vaccination. When i was in my early twenties i had allergic tp aspirin and got my body swollen all over. And that is the only time it happened. At the same time it happened, i was taking piriton tablets for my skin problem(rashes due to cold or hot wheater) I’ve tried a spray containing aspirin recently and i didnt got swollen. my questions are;

  1. Does that means im no longer alllergic to aspirin?
  2. Can i proceed with the astrazeneca vaccine?
Dr Sri Viknarajan 2 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for your question,

We truly understand your concern regarding the history of having aspirin allergies, and whether you are a suitable candidate for Astrazeneca vaccination. We will try to help you with this matter.

For your information, there are few conditions that will contraindicate vaccination which are

  • those that experience severe allergies, anaphylaxis after receiving 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine (will not be advised to continue the second dose)
  • those that have severe allergies, anaphylaxis to other vaccines, medication or other substance

You should consult your doctor or report to the vaccination centre if you have had a history of allergies and are unsure about the severity.

You are also encouraged to talk to our doctor online, so that we can help you further.

We hope you will be satisfied with our answer.

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Last Updated: Wed Jun 23 2021 10:05:32 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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