What You Need to Know about COVID 19 VACCINES
We recommend that (almost) all of our patients get one of the Corona 19 vaccines when it is available. Though allergic reactions have occurred in a small percentage of patients (as with all vaccines) the great majority of people have no reactions or simply local swelling in the arm and /or low-grade fever for 1-2 days. Reactions are less common in people over 65 years old. Still unsure about getting one of the vaccines? Set up an appointment with one of our doctors in our office or by telemedicine to discuss your particular sensitivity
We urge our patients and their families to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Even if you have had severe food or medication allergy in the past, or a reaction to a flu injection- the chances of having a severe reaction from these new vaccines remain small. There is a actually a higher chance of having a reaction to an allergy injection than to one of these vaccines. However, we do suggest that you remain in the medical clinic at least 30 minutes after your Covid vaccine injection.
Currently Moderna and Pfizer make the only two vaccines approved now but there will be others available in February and beyond. These vaccines have gone ( or are currently going) through all of the necessary studies and trials as with other FDA approved vaccines. The difference is that clinical trials were designed to start immediately so that results could be analyzed much earlier than in the past.
Still unsure about getting one of the vaccines? Set up an appointment with one of our doctors in our office or by telemedicine to discuss your particular sensitivity.