Should lupus patient get a covid-19 shot I need a answer a truth answer
Hi , I'm so glad you asked, this is definitely an important topic. While everyone needs to make a personal decision about this along with considering their doctor's recommendation, we can provide some information and I hope others in the community can share their personal experiences.
This article has information about the COVID-19 vaccine and lupus: https://lupus.net/news/covid-19-vaccine
Thanks again for starting this important conversation and for being part of our community.
Liz (lupus.net Team Member)
I have talk to my doctor and she advised me to take the covid vaccine. That getting covid would cause more complications than the vaccine would. I would be better protect that all I needed to do was take some ibuprofen and benadryl before taking the vaccine to help with the side effects. I am now just waiting for the vaccine to come to my area. If I was you I would talk to your lupus doctor about his or her thoughts on it. Hope this helps.
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Racquel H. Dozier Moderator
My rheumatologist suggested that I get the COVID shot. After speaking with him and going over my care plan, I went ahead and followed his suggestion. The only symptoms I had with the first shot was fatigue, headache, stuffy head and pain at the shot site. I get my second shot on April 1.
I would suggest you talk with your doctor because you both know your treatment plan and can discuss if the shot will be okay for you.
Good luck to you. Let us know how it works out for you. ~Racquel~ lupus.net team