COVID-19 vaccine

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? My MS specialist Dr. Pawate from Vanderbilt MS clinic told me it wasn’t a bad idea for me to get it. I am in health care and I myself have multiple sclerosis. So I went and received the Pfizer the 30th of January my only symptoms were, I was very sleepy for about two days, and my arm hurt for about the same amount of time. Now I’ve heard some people have had no symptoms and some have I guess it’s just your immune system. I would recommend asking your doctor before getting the vaccine.    

Symptoms

Most common symptoms include:
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness
  • Fever
Less Common symptoms:
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • A rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
Serious symptoms:
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss or speech or movement
  On average it takes up to 5-6 days from when someone is infected with virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.    
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TheGirlWithaPlan

I am 27 years old, this blog is about my journey with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from the time I got the news when I was 19 until now. I have enjoyed writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it.

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