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Please, I need help from all: I have three autoimmune diseases as well as pancytopenia (anemia). Have read that at least one person given the Covid shot resulted into pancytopenia. Also read that people with autoimmune disease should not receive this shot and I have 3 autoimmune diseases. So: After putting my doctor on the spot: He also was honest and said it is up to me (my choice). ?????? Well here I am so let us keep heat up this site.

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Many of us on Mayo Connect have autoimmune diseases. CDC guidelines do not suggest those with an autoimmune disease avoid vaccination. Can you tell us the source of that recommendation? There are may opinions floating around, not always founded in science or fact. Here is the current CDC guidance, with links to all 3 vaccine manufacturers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/underlying-conditions.html

It is known that those with many autoimmune disorders are at higher risk for severe Covid infection, so many have elected to be vaccinated. Here is a group on Connect with PMR, an autoimmune disorder, discussing their vaccination experience: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pmr-and-corona-virus-vaccine/

Also it is good to remember that there have not yet been cause-and-effect links between the occurrence of a variety of conditions and receiving the vaccine. For example, if one person were to receive the vaccine on Monday, and have a stroke on Friday, that is not "proof" that the vaccine caused the stroke. On the other hand, if a larger than expected percentage of people have a stroke within a short time after receiving the vaccine, that is reason to suspect a cause and effect relationship, and study the matter further. That was the part of the purpose of the months of testing of the vaccine before it was released, and the reason many of us are being closely followed by the CDC to understand reactions after vaccination.


Thank you, thank you, thank you. Am now researching their guidelines. Peach

I again thank you but: (Fast reader) Truly no information. Must be they need more experience with the vaccinations to get back the data needed for answers. Back to worrying or if should I take the vaccine. Must get my paperwork in order.