This video covers everything that I considered when planning to get my vaccine and dealing with salicylate sensitivity with anaphylactic reactions. Includes the steps I took to mitigate risk, or improve my chances of survival if I did have a reaction. I also cover research articles showing that the chance of anaphylaxis in one early study was very low (.001%), as well as another one that was very low in highly-allergenic people.

 

Research Studies referenced
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7002e1.htm  - Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis After Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 14–23, 2020, Published January 15, 2021
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2783626  - Prevalence of Allergic Reactions After Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination Among Adults With High Allergy Risk, published August 31, 2021
https://aacijournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13223-016-0172-7  - Polyethylene glycol as a cause of anaphylaxis, December 2016

Pfizer vaccine was FDA approved permanently on August 23, 2021 - https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/comirnaty-and-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine

 

COVID Vaccine ingredients

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html#Appendix-C

Active ingredient

  • Nucleoside-modified mRNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2

Inactive ingredients

Fats

  • 2[(polyethylene glycol (PEG))-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide = https://www.ebi.ac.uk/chebi/searchId.do?chebiId=46793  Not a salicylate, but still a rare allergy risk
  • 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
  • Cholesterol

Salts, inorganic, or not comprised of salicylates, benzene rings, or phenols

  • Sodium chloride
  • Monobasic potassium phosphate
  • Potassium chloride
  • Dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate
  • Sucrose