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So much talk this morning about the headlines re:  #Pfizervaccine and #allergicreaction. Let’s not add to the fire. #MedTwitter #AllergyTwitter
#Allergists are losing it... myself included... a long thread... 1/
First, the reports do not give us any details about the reactions.  In allergy practice of the most important things is the history. What were the symptoms, what was the timing, what is the patient’s previous history? Without this, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. 2/
Second, in the Phase 3 data released by Pfizer there was a report of a “slight imbalance” in potential allergic reactions in the vaccine group when compared to the placebo group at a rate of 0.63% compared to 0.51%… that is VERY VERY SMALL. 3/
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