Allergic and Adverse Reactions to CoVID-19 Vaccinations

In this presentation, Dr. Evan Li, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology at BCM, discusses recently reported data regarding allergic and adverse reactions to currently available SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. He describes the possible causes of both common and rare immunological reactions and compares the risks of receiving a vaccine and the risks of contracting SARS-CoV-2.

This Department of Medicine Grand Rounds session took place on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 12:15 P.M. and has been approved for MOC Credit.

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Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate greater understanding of the risks for allergic reactions to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.
  • Review the management of high-risk patients.
  • Outline the management of patients who have an allergic reaction to the first dose of an mRNA vaccine.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Recognition Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Part II MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023. Original release date: September 1, 2021.

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenter

  1. Evan Li, M.D., B.S.

    Evan Li, M.D., B.S.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Moderna TX, Inc. (Chair, Adjudication Committee)

Planning Committee Members

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Moderna TX, Inc. (Chair, Adjudication Committee)
  2. Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Ruchit Rana, M.D.

    Ruchit Rana, M.D.

    Internal Medicine Resident
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine and Ben Taub Hospital

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Contributor

  1. Evan Li, M.D., B.S.

    Evan Li, M.D., B.S.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

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Presenter:

  1. Evan Li, M.D., B.S.

    Evan Li, M.D., B.S.

    Assistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine