Allergy Information, Resources, Updates

COVID-19 Resources

All individuals age 16 and older are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, regardless of occupation or health status. 

 

To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you: https://vaccinefinder.org/

Dr. Marshall has personally been vaccinated with both doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and he highly recommends getting vaccinated with it or any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently EUA-approved by the FDA (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson).

Answers to common COVID-19 vaccine questions are here: https://www.immunize.org/covid-19

Also here: https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/asthma-library/covid19-vaccine

Severe allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines are exceedingly rare: there have been 5 or fewer severe allergic reactions for every million doses given so far.  (This is similar to the rate of anaphylaxis to other vaccines: we typically can expect to see 1-2 severe allergic reactions for every million doses given of an average vaccine.)  

Note that patients with allergies to food, latex, and insect stings are probably NOT at a higher risk of reaction than anyone else (see ACAAI Statement).  However, if you have any concern about getting vaccinated, please contact your allergist or primary physician to discuss your specific medical history. 

Allergy Resources: 

As Mark Twain purportedly quipped:  "Be careful of reading health books.  You may die of a misprint."  All joking aside, the internet contains an unfortunate amount of misinformation about allergic conditions.  Fortunately, there are also multiple professional and lay health organizations that provide excellent, evidence-based information about allergy, asthma, and immunology conditions online.  The links below represent a few helpful and reputable organization websites.  Still have questions?  There is no substitute for professional medical advice: schedule an in-office or telemedicine (video / online) appointment with a board-certified allergist to address your health.  You can click here to schedule an appointment with our clinic now, or click on the "Make An Appointment" page in the header.      

National Allergy Bureau Pollen Counts: [here]

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): www.aaaai.org 

 

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI): www.acaai.org

 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): www.aafa.org

 

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE): www.foodallergy.org

 

Clinical Immunology Society (CIS): www.clinimmsoc.org

 

Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF): www.primaryimmune.org

 

Jeffrey Modell Foundation: www.info4pi.org

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