What if the person has an allergy or is allergic to latex?

Comirnaty™ is latex-free. The vial stopper is made with synthetic rubber (bromobutyl), not natural rubber latex.

The only contraindication for Comirnaty is a history of anaphylaxis to a previous dose of this vaccine or its contents. Find more information on severe allergic reactions after immunisation here, and the contents of Comirnaty here.

Those with a history of immediate allergic response to another product or vaccine can receive this vaccine but are asked to wait to be observed for a little longer after vaccination. 

Individuals who have anaphylaxis following a previous dose of Comirnaty can be offered an other COVID-19 vaccine (currently, Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine) if not contraindicated.

Last updated: 14 November 2022