Covid and vaccination: contraindication to the injection

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 28 July 2021 at 10h43 · Published on 27 July 2021 at 12h40
While Covid vaccination keeps on sparking many questions, who are the people for who vaccination is really not recommended? Keep reading to find out more!

Covid vaccine fit for everyone? Although most people have nothing to fear about vaccination, side effects breaking out a few hours later, sometimes even some days following the injection, a very small part of the population yet cannot get vaccinated as the produce (whether it involves the mRNA vaccine or viral vector vaccine) is contraindicated for medical reasons.

In all, only a hundred of them cannot get vaccinated, Olivier Véran told Le Parisien a few days ago. But in which case is vaccine contraindicated? There are three cases: people – specifically children – suffering from PIMS (pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome), people subject to “reactions such as severe myocarditis, pericarditis and hepatitis requiring hospitalization following prime injection of mRNA vaccine”, the Minister explains, and people allergic to one of the components of the vaccine (PEG2000 or polyethylene glycol…). A scenario involving “about 10 cases in our country”, the minister claims.

He goes on and specifies: “neither allergic history to an antibiotic nor bee sting” are contraindication to vaccination. “This is on this very base that proper medical certificates can be acknowledged as contraindication and not based on a simple medical or pharmaceutical recommendation including allergic history”, Véran adds.

What about pregnant women? They can now be vaccinated, as the Health Minister also explains, excluding women early in their pregnancy because of a lack of data on that matter.

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