COVID-19

COVID-19. In what three cases is the vaccine contraindicated?

Three cases of medical contraindications to vaccination were identified following recommendations from the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM), Alain Fischer’s Vaccination Strategy Committee, and the Scientific Council.

Therefore, in the following three cases, vaccination will not be possible:

The first is “PIMS syndrome,” or pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, an “extremely rare” complication that some children and adolescents suffer from after contracting the coronavirus.

The second concerns “reactions like myocarditis, pericarditis and severe hepatitis that require hospitalization after the first injection of the mRNA vaccine.”

The latter applies to people allergic to one of the vaccine components, PEG2000 or polyethylene glycol, a situation that “should concern about ten cases in our country,” said Minister of Health Olivier Veran.

Pregnancy is not a contraindication

Pregnancy, a history of antibiotic allergy, or a bee sting are not contraindications for vaccination.

The Covid-19 vaccine was not recommended for women in early pregnancy due to lack of data, but there was no particular risk in those who, despite everything, received a dose of the vaccine during this period, especially when they did not know yet. they were pregnant. Thus, pregnant women can be vaccinated from the “first trimester” of pregnancy, said Olivier Veran.

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