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Old 11-22-2020, 10:14 AM #1
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Hello All,

I would like to know if anyone has received advice about the incoming coronavirus vaccines, if your neuro has recommended to take it, or to avoid it...?

I just had the flu vaccine this month and all run ok , but I understand that covid vaccines are much more experimental.
The main risk I suppose it's the vaccine generating a cold/influenza with fever that may trigger a flare-up.

If someone knows of any official statement about the vaccine to MS patients, whether its from the Mayo clinic, the NHS, MS Society, etc..please post it here!
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Good question! I haven't spoken with my neuro yet about the vaccine, partly because I've been waiting for more specific details about what vaccine it will be and when it will become available. It might be quite a while before that happens, particularly since it will probably be available only in limited quantities at first and given to the front-line health workers and others who are especially vulnerable.

But I did find this on the National MS Society Website--see the brief section called "COVID-19 Vaccine for People Living with MS":

Suspected Covid-19 & Multiple Sclerosis | National MS Society | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

It looks as if it will be important for us to have the vaccine but those who are on DMDs might need to be careful about the timing of the doses.

I hope there will be more information coming along soon, and I'll be on the lookout for it.
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All these vaccines are being put together in such warp speeds and I hear so many negatives on them and all vaccines for that matter, but I'm not a fan of vaccines anyway...keeping my Immune System strong and healthy one can't go wrong. Shooting more toxins into one's body is not my way for sure. Good luck with them whatever you all do.
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Caroline, talking with your GP would be a good way of making an informed choice about one of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Learning about the immunology of vaccines which are used for viruses like Covid-19 is also a good plan.
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Bumping OP's post asking about any official statement about the vaccine to MS patients.

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Hello All,

I would like to know if anyone has received advice about the incoming coronavirus vaccines, if your neuro has recommended to take it, or to avoid it...?

I just had the flu vaccine this month and all run ok , but I understand that covid vaccines are much more experimental.
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If someone knows of any official statement about the vaccine to MS patients, whether its from the Mayo clinic, the NHS, MS Society, etc..please post it here!
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Good question! I haven't spoken with my neuro yet about the vaccine, partly because I've been waiting for more specific details about what vaccine it will be and when it will become available. It might be quite a while before that happens, particularly since it will probably be available only in limited quantities at first and given to the front-line health workers and others who are especially vulnerable.

But I did find this on the National MS Society Website--see the brief section called "COVID-19 Vaccine for People Living with MS":

Suspected Covid-19 & Multiple Sclerosis | National MS Society | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

It looks as if it will be important for us to have the vaccine but those who are on DMDs might need to be careful about the timing of the doses.

I hope there will be more information coming along soon, and I'll be on the lookout for it.
Thank you agate! You're always at the front!

Yes first people getting the vaccine will be health staff and older>60, but then the next would be us...people with chronic diseases.

I will ask my neuro on my next appointment on 2-December to see what he says and if he has any idea on this topic.
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This local information may help people with MS who are thinking about getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

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I usually get vaccines if a doctor OK's them for me but this time I might hesitate to try a vaccine that has been rushed through in the way this one will be.
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As a phd-student, knowing how research work functions from the inside, I'm specially doubtfull about the covid vaccine too, a process that usually takes 4-5 years done in less than a year..under pressure and haste...I don't know..

And I say this because when you discover a vaccine, you discover a "click" with the pathogen, it works 100% of the time, not 90% or 95%..., it is not a quantitative study. Actually I would be surprised if any of them reach 80% of real efectiveness.

That's why I'm asking for any advice from official institutions and is important that info about the vaccine should be cristal clear.
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You sound like a smart thinking it thru person. So much to think about with this speeded bunch of vaccines, and how we keep hearing how effective t hey are, how does anyone know that in this short time period. I had heard early on that it can take years to develop vaccine(s)....
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