30 Dec MS patients and COVID vaccine
HOW WILL THE VACCINE AFFECT PEOPLE WITH MS?
According to Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis clinic, both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe as they are non-live vaccines, meaning you cannot get COVID from the vaccines.
However, the Pfizer vaccines have shown more allergic reactions during the trials, so patients with many allergies or a history of allergic reactions to vaccines are being cautioned. If that’s your case it’s recommended waiting on Moderna’s vaccines.
WHAT IF YOU’RE IMMUNOSUPPRESSED?
Now with immunosuppressed patients, there is a question on how effective the vaccine will be as the immune system cannot mount as strong of a response and as high level of immunity.
The original studies were done on “healthy adults” without other illnesses or medications needed. So if you want to get the vaccine make sure your MS medicine does not cause immunosuppression. ( EX. Tysabri does not)
ARE YOU GOING TO GET THE VACCINE?
I want comments! Biden is going to get the vaccine we know Trump probably isn’t.
What is your decision?
I was searching the web about this article and I came across this blog that someone had wrote about the exact same thing but they talked about politics and whatnot, however if you are wanting to do some research on the COVID-19 vaccines I do not think it would be a bad idea to read it. https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/columns/2020/12/07/covid-19-vaccine-people-ms/
The FDA shipped out Moderna after Pfizer to help patients 18 and older. Its expected to be about 94.1% effective like I said before similar to Pfizer vaccine. But it does not need to be stored at sub zero temperatures.
Again, both vaccines must be given in two does. Pfizer’s second does must be given 21 days after the first, while Moderna is 28 days after the first.