In this article we will get straight to the point and go over the details provided by the manufacturer (specifically Pfizer, with sources for information on the Moderna vaccine at the end as well) based on the vaccine package insert, published phase 3 clinical trial, and FDA Briefing document.
Polyethylene Glycol, otherwise known as PEG, Macrogol, Carbowax and many other names when combined with other substances, is not a household word unless your house holds biochemists.
The shot is mRNA synthetically designed to stimulate your cells to make proteins. These proteins are attacked by antibodies that are claimed to protect against COVID.
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PEG has never been used before in an approved vaccine, but it is found in many drugs that have occasionally triggered anaphylaxis—a potentially life-threatening reaction that can cause rashes, a plummeting blood pressure, shortness of breath, and a fast heartbeat.
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The FDA is investigating allergic reactions in “multiple states”. The agency acknowledged the reactions may have been caused by PEG, a compound in the Pfizer vaccine that CHD previously told the FDA could put millions of people at risk.
Consumers often have the need to check a product’s ingredients and this is especially true for those with allergies to certain substances. Such access to product information is essential for individuals to protect themselves from harm by exposure to ingredients to which they have known sensitivities.