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Allergic to Tetracycline, can i take AZ vaccine?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: June 16, 2021 10:43 AM
Anonymous 45 days

Hi doctor, I am allergic to Tetracycline, may i know if I can take the AZ vaccination? Thanks!

Dr Ramzdhan 45 days
General Practitioner

Hello and thank you for using our services

We understand that you are concern about taking the COVID-19 vaccination while having a history of allergy towards tetracycline, is this correct? Don’t worry, we will try and help you with this matter.

For your information, allergy to tetracycline is not a contraindication to the COVID-19 vaccine. People who have allergy to penicillin, antibiotics or any medication is not at risk if they get the COVID-19 vaccination.

However, if you have any history of immediate onset anaphylaxis to multiple classes of drugs or unexplained anaphylaxis, it is better that you get further confirmation from a doctor or specialist , as well as report to the medical officer at your Vaccination Center, to prevent any serious complications .

You can also contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC) or JKJAV.

CPRC Line:

You are advised to consult with our doctor via teleconsultation to assess your condition and provide you with further advice.

We hope this answers your question.

Have a nice day, thank you.

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Last Updated: Wed Jun 16 2021 10:43:30 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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