Can COVID mRNA vaccines be given to children with asthma, eczema, hayfever, food or insect allergies?

There have been a number of enquiries from parents as to whether children with asthma, eczema, hayfever, and/or food/insect allergies can have the mRNA COVID vaccines (Pfizer for children 5 years+; Moderna for children 12 years+). The Australasian Society of Allergy and Immunology have  a great question and answer web-link to address concerns parents may[…]

Can I continue my allergy shots during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Some parents have been concerned whether they should continue their allergy shots (i.e allergen immunotherapy for hayfever and/or asthma) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is some information that may help, but remember it is very important speak to your Allergist if your are concerned. Will the immunotherapy shots increase my child’s chance of developing COVID-19?[…]