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Anyone have Scleroderma?

Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Jul 23 2:25pm | Replies (34)

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I am new to this group. Diagnosed 5 years ago with Scleroderma, Sjogrens and Raynauds. Had my second Pfizer vaccine shot 3 days ago. Have had no reaction to either first or second shot. Everyone I know has had significant 2nd shot reaction. What does “no reaction” mean for me being 95% Covid protected beyond the next 2 weeks? Would be helpful if someone were collecting data on Scleroderma patients and reactions to shots, as well as demonstrated future Covid protection for those with Scleroderma.

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Hi @cgs300, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. A reaction to a vaccine does not mean that person is more protected than someone who doesn't have a reaction. Most people have not had a reaction to either shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
Read more here:
– Coronavirus FAQs: If I Have No Post-Vaccine Pain, Is It Working https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/12/967338697/coronavirus-faqs-if-i-have-no-post-vaccine-pain-is-it-working-plus-goat-dilemma
– COVID-19 vaccines: Get the facts https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-vaccine/art-20484859

You can also follow Dr. Gregory Poland, Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases specialist, as he answer questions about COVID, the vaccine and more. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/podcasts/

Now, back to you. What are your biggest challenges living with scleroderma, Sjogren's and Raynaud's? What tips would you offer others?