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Scripps Allergist Dispels Concerns About Allergic Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccines

Instances of responses to shots are extremely rare

A pharmacist with a mask and gloves on loading a syringe from a vile.

Instances of responses to shots are extremely rare

Scripps Clinic allergist and immunologist Ron Simon, MD, was recently interviewed by several media outlets about the extremely small risk of having an allergic reaction to one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

After looking at the small number of suspected allergic reactions recorded in San Diego County, Dr. Simon concluded that none were due to allergies and all of them could be attributed to other factors.

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