PATIENTS with allergies intentionally receive a mixture of two coronavirus doses if they react to the first one.

Nicola Taylor went into anaphylactic shock after having an AstraZeneca jab at the Steam Museum.

Her doctor contacted the immunology team at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital, where she had her vaccine switched to Pfizer for the second dose.

The 51-year-old from Stratton said: “It’s actually common for people with allergies to have both vaccines, it’s not dangerous.

“The staff at Steam were brilliant, I could not have been in a safer place, they responded so well and the ambulance got there so quickly.

“Southmead was so helpful, I couldn’t fault them or have asked for better care.

“I had AstraZeneca because they initially me told I couldn’t have Pfizer because of my allergies but I later had no issue with it.

“After my bad reaction to the first dose, I didn’t have to have a second vaccine at all but I was willing to take the risk and I’m glad I did because I now know which one to have for the booster.

“It’s all so new, no-one really knows for certain yet, but they wouldn’t intentionally allow patients to have different doses if it was not safe. Covid’s not going away so we need to get protected.”