Calls to our helpline have increased by 200% and visits to our website by 228%. We need your help to continue providing the advice and support that you need.
As a result of Covid-19 and the vaccines now available, you need us more than ever. The Anaphylaxis Campaign is a small charity with a huge reach. Over the last two months we’ve received an unprecedented number of calls to our helpline and visits to our website. You have come to us first for the for advice you need.
We want to raise as much money as possible so that we can continue to address your concerns as the allergic community receive Covid-19 vaccinations.
It’s clear that moving forward, you’ll need our support. If you’ve got a question about the available Covid-19 vaccines and your allergies, we are here to help. And your donations really will make a difference.
It costs at least £10 to answer each call to our helpline.
Please donate £20, £10 OR £5 to enable us to continue providing this invaluable service.
In January, we received a call to the Anaphylaxis Campaign helpline from a 74-year-old female supporter with a query about the COVID-19 vaccines. She had real concerns from conflicting information in the media about the vaccines’ suitability for people with allergies. She had also read media reports that several nursing staff had suffered anaphylaxis after having a COVID-19 vaccine. She had previously experienced an episode of anaphylaxis herself to penicillin several years ago.
After a chat about her concerns, we were able to give her information, taking into account the latest update to the The Green Book (the immunisation handbook for healthcare professionals) which states that individuals with a history of anaphylaxis to food, an identified drug or vaccine, or an insect sting, CAN receive any COVID-19 vaccine – as long as they are not known to be allergic to any component (excipient) of the vaccine.
She told us that she felt incredibly reassured by the information we were able to give her, commenting:“After having experienced a terrifying reaction to penicillin that I was given at a much younger age, I was inevitably concerned about the media reports of adverse reactions; whilst also being very scared of catching the virus itself. Thank you for providing the reassurance I needed to fully understand the latest guidance. This gave me the confidence to make my own decision based on the facts and really put my mind at rest . I’m looking forward to properly living my life again when we are all able to.”
Please donate £20, £10 OR £5 to enable us to continue providing our helpline service.