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People With Food Allergies Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Updates as of June 10, 2021:

  • Who can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
  • How to find where to get the vaccine near you

As more information becomes available, we will continue to update our community.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized three COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use from Pfizer-BioNTech (for ages 12 and older), Moderna (for ages 18 and older), and Johnson & Johnson (ages 18 and older). This is great news in the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on who should or should not receive the vaccine.

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The chance of having an allergic or adverse reaction to a vaccine is rare but can happen.

According to the CDC, people with allergies to food, pets, insects, venom, pollen, dust, latex, and oral medicines can safely get the COVID-19 vaccines. They not contain any food, latex, or preservatives.

Everyone 12 and older now has access to get a free vaccine. If you have not gotten your shot yet, make a plan to get one. Visit to find out where to get the COVID-19 vaccine near you.

As our asthma and food allergy community have concerns about the pandemic and the vaccine, we will be keeping information updated on our blog: The COVID-19 Vaccine: The Latest Information for People With Asthma and Allergies. Please follow our blog there for updates from our expert advisors and the CDC.

The vaccine is just one way to help stop the pandemic. We all still need to continue to follow current CDC guidelines to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Updated June 10, 2021

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