Don’t Take Covishield Vaccine If You Are Allergic To Its Ingredients, Warns SII

New Delhi: The fact sheet for Covishield by Serum Institute of India (SII), people who are severely allergic to any ingredient of the COVID-19 vaccine are advised not to take it. One should not get the Covishield vaccine if the person had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose, it added.

The fact sheet, enlisting all the ingredients for the vaccine recipient on the SII website is meant to help the recipient understand the risks and benefits of the Covishield vaccine, NEWS18 reported.

The vaccine maker also said that the vaccine recipient should also tell the healthcare provider about all the medical conditions before getting the Covishield vaccine. This includes a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) after any drug, food, any vaccine or any ingredients of Covishield vaccine.

The recipients should also mention to the healthcare provider if they have fever, a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner and also if they are immuno-compromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system, it added.

According to the fact sheet, if a person is pregnant or plans to become pregnant or is breastfeeding she should tell the healthcare provider before taking the jab. The vaccine recipient should also mention to the healthcare provider if “you have received another COVID-19 vaccine,” SII said.

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