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Qatar Med J



Chronic urticaria and COVID-19 vaccination: Qatar data (preliminary report of COVAC-CU-international).


Purayil S, Thalappil S, Al-Nesf M, Kocaturk E
Qatar Med J. 2022; 2022(2):2.
PMID: 35968517.


It is a well-known fact that patients with chronic urticaria (CU) are not at a higher risk for a serious allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis from medications. However, there is a fear and some misconceptions regarding allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine among patients and physicians, which might result in resistance to vaccination. Data about the incidence and severity of COVID-19 vaccine reactions in the CU population are scarce. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the real-world (Qatar) experience of the effects of COVID-19 vaccination on patients with CU and analyze the rates of vaccine-associated reactions and risk factors associated.