IRISH HEALTH regulators have stressed that "comprehensive advice" will be provided to the public if and when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available.
It follows on from the news that two NHS staff members suffered anaphylactic reactions after taking Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine in the UK on Tuesday.
In response, British health experts put out a warning, encouraging anyone with a history of significant allergic reactions not to take Pfzier's vaccine, but instead wait for another one to become available.
Ireland's Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) said the country will align with the guidance offered by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) when a vaccine is clinically authorised.
"Should a recommendation to authorise the vaccine be made, both the EMA and the HPRA will give comprehensive advice on any special warnings or restrictions in use, including for people who have a history of significant allergic reactions," an HPRA spokesperson said.
"That advice will be taken into consideration with information emerging from use of the vaccine, outside of the context of clinical trials."
The two health workers in the UK who suffered allergic reactions to the Pfizer vaccine are understood to be in good health.
Both had histories of significant allergic reactions.
Overall, the vaccine, which has been administered to thousands of other patients, has been "well-tolerated" according to Pfzier, as the UK continues its nationwide mass vaccination programme.