VACCINE Q&A: Should I still sign up to get the vaccine, if I have a serious allergy?

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's website says the COVID-19...
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's website says the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain live, attenuated or inactivated vaccines.(Live 5)
Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 5:17 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A viewer asked the following question about the COVID-19 vaccine: Should I still sign up to get the vaccine, if I have a serious allergy?

We posed this viewer question to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Interim Public Health Director Dr. Brannon Traxler.

“We do advise anyone with a history of allergic reactions to vaccines to discuss that with their health care provider,” she said. “It is currently recommended that all vaccine providers monitor patients for at least 15 minutes after they received their shot, even if they don’t have a history of any allergic reaction, because that’s the time frame for when most serious allergic reactions would occur.”

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