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COVID-19 and food allergy

Updated December 15, 2020

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

New: COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine and allergy update from Health Canada and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI). The CSACI notes that it is safe to proceed with vaccination for COVID-19, unless you have a pre-existing allergy to a component of the vaccine. We will continue working with Health Canada to ensure the allergy community is represented and that you have the most up-to-date information to make informed decisions. 

We are committed to providing you with support and services during this ever-changing time, helping you to manage your food allergy so you can focus on keeping your family safe from COVID-19.

Check out the sections below to get answers to your questions on managing food allergy at this time.

FAQs from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI)

For more information on COVID-19 and food allergy, the CSACI has posted helpful FAQs on allergist appointments during this time and more information on staying safe.

Asian baby boy eating blend food on a high chairEarly introduction and COVID-19

The Canadian Paediatric Society continues to recommend introducing allergenic solids early to babies at high risk of food allergy, even during a pandemic.

Man doing grocery shopping at the supermarket and reading a food label on a box, shopping and nutrition conceptGrocery shopping during COVID-19

Reading and checking ingredient labels has become even more important as we may be purchasing groceries online or spending less time in the grocery store as we adhere to physical distancing requirements.

Check out our important tips to consider using our triple check method.

Family Sitting On Sofa In Open Plan Lounge Using LaptopVirtual programming

Watch the recordings of our past virtual events for you and your children.

Get educated on when to use epinephrine, managing anxiety and bullying, and the science behind food allergy.

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We’re committed to providing you with support and services during this time. We are working hard to ensure you have what you need to manage your food allergy.

Past events

Happy African American girl holding 'I'm thankful' sign and looking at camera during Thanksgiving meal with her parents.Food allergy and the holidays

Learn how to celebrate safely during the pandemic.

Remember to check public health guidance in your area on participating in holiday activities.

Lighted Halloween Pumpkin Jack o Lantern Wearing Covid PPE Mask On StepsCelebrating Halloween

Get tips for managing Halloween and food allergy during COVID-19.

Be sure to check public health guidance in your area on participating in Halloween activities.

Backpack prepared with school supplies and mask for the return to school.Back-to-school with food allergy during COVID-19

Due to the pandemic, this year’s back-to-school will be unlike any other. While schools will be implementing new measures to limit the spread of the virus, there are also steps that students with food allergy and their families can take. 

Check out our suggestions for students who are heading back to class.

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We are here for you. If you have any questions or need support, we’re still open from 8:30am-4pm EDT. You can connect with us on email at info@foodallergycanada.ca, phone at 1 866 785-5666, or on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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