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Children & Family

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.



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.

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