Experts address COVID-19 vaccine safety issues for people with allergies

| Written by Fred Dabu

Experts address COVID-19 vaccine safety issues for people with allergies

 

You are invited to listen to the country’s top experts as they discuss the latest scientific findings on COVID-19 vaccines and possible physiological reactions among people with health concerns.

In the next University of the Philippines webinar, “May Mga Allergy Ako: COVID-19 Vaccine- SAFE BA?”, to be held on Friday, 26 February 2021, 12 noon, Dr. Marysia Stella T. Recto will talk about COVID-19 vaccines in relation to allergies and other reactions. Recto is the immediate past president of the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (PSAAI), and Professor of Adult Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the UP-Philippine General Hospital,

This webinar aims to explain possible but rare reactions to administered vaccine, and how health workers will manage any reaction, as well as provide answers to questions raised by participants. The experts will also expound on: who should not be given COVID-19 vaccines, patients who need further evaluation, and special groups who can receive the vaccine.

Dr. Rommel Lobo, President of PSAAI, and Dr. Elena E. Pernia, UP System VP for Public Affairs, will open the webinar with special messages. Dr. Charlotte Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine, will also share her insights during the webinar.

Dr. Leilanie Apostol-Nicodemus, Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UP-PGH, and Karen Davila, broadcast journalist of Headstart on ANC will serve as webinar reactors.

The Stop COVID Deaths webinar series is organized by UP in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health-National Telehealth Center, and in cooperation with UP PGH.

To participate in this webinar, sign up at: bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar42.