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VACCINE TEAM: Is it safe to take allergy meds after your 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Updated: Feb. 16, 2021 at 2:07 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Almost 900,000 people in North Carolina have completed the vaccine process. That means they had both their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gerianne reached out to WBTV’s Vaccine Team after her second shot. She says, coincidentally, it was just after the shot that her allergies kicked in.

Her question to the Vaccine Team: “Is it safe to take allergy medicine after I’ve had my second dose of the COVID vaccine?”

The answer is YES. We talked with Dr. Ashley Perrott from Novant Health.

“Yes, it is totally fine to take allergy medicines after your second dose. In fact it’s OK to go about your daily lives as normal. There are really no restrictions that we’ve seen after having either doses of the vaccine,” Dr. Perrott told the Vaccine Team.

So, as we move closer to spring - and your allergies kick in - doctors say you are OK to take allergy medicines to clear up your sniffles.

Nearly 30,000 people have gotten their second dose in North Carolina.

Have a question about the COVID-19 vaccine? Ask the WBTV Vaccine Team by clicking here!

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