COVID-19 and Food Allergies

Covid-19 Information for those with Allergies: Covid-19 can be deadly or mild.  Covid-19 poses a health threat to many regardless of age, and a severe risk to individuals with medical conditions. This year’s surge of the Delta variant is more contagious and more severe.   Up to date information is available from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Covid-19 Response Task Force, and AAAAI addresses myths circulating about Covid-19.


Covid-19 Vaccinations and Allergies: As with influenza, unvaccinated individuals contracting the disease can become vectors of the disease and of mutations of the virus (like the Delta variant). In order to keep yourself and others safe, AFAA endorses the recommendations of the medical community to obtain the Covid-19 vaccination. This is especially important to protect those too young or unable to have the vaccine for medical reasons.  If you - or someone you know - is hesitant, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) answers frequently asked questions about Covid-19 vaccines and allergies, and the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA) also has important patient information and vaccine ingredient lists.  If you haven’t received a vaccination yet, all 12 days the Minnesota State Fair will offer them FREE.