CHI at Tallaght - 22.12.2021

COVID-19 Vaccine information for Parents/Carers of Children aged 5-11 years with Allergies

All children in Ireland aged 5-11 years will soon be offered a vaccine to protect them against severe COVID-19 infection. The vaccine being offered is an mRNA vaccine called Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech).

Vaccine related allergic reactions including life threatening reactions (anaphylaxis) are extremely rare. A very small number of cases of anaphylaxis have occurred since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began. Your child’s vaccinator has been trained to treat very rare serious allergic reactions.

Almost all allergic children between 5 and 11yrs can safely receive the Cominarty Vaccine. Those with a history of anaphylaxis will be observed for an extra 15 mins. Read the tables below to find out more.

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For more information regarding this vaccine please go to the following HSE link.

Please note that the CHI Allergy Depts are only accepting inquiries regarding COVID-19 Vaccines from GPs and Vaccination centres.