Allergies should not dissuade you from getting vaccinated

Vaccines remain highly effective in preventing infection, severe disease and hospitalization. Unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those who have received the shots, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Having a history of allergic reactions, experts say, is rarely a reason to avoid getting vaccinated. 

To learn more, read UF Health’s interview with Lyda Cuervo Pardo, M.D., UF Health allergist and immunologist and assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine’s division of rheumatology and clinical immunology: