AIHA Hemolytic Autoimmune Anemia and Covid-19 Vaccine reactions

Posted by gailiebird @gailiebird, Feb 11 3:30pm

Has anyone with AIHA received the COVID vaccine? Reactions?

Has anyone with AIHA received the COVID vaccine? Any autoimmune issues?

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Hello @gailiebird and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, where members get and give support. I can see that you are interested in connecting with members who may be able to share information on the COVID vaccine and potential reactions due to AIHA. Members such as @gg17 and @whoey have both mentioned associations with AHIA and might be able to share more with you depending if they've received the vaccine.

Are you scheduled to receive the vaccine?

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@amandajro

Hello @gailiebird and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, where members get and give support. I can see that you are interested in connecting with members who may be able to share information on the COVID vaccine and potential reactions due to AIHA. Members such as @gg17 and @whoey have both mentioned associations with AHIA and might be able to share more with you depending if they've received the vaccine.

Are you scheduled to receive the vaccine?

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I'm on covid-19 vaccine waiting list and expect to be scheduled soon. After catching a cold a couple of winters ago my hemoglobin dropped and I required Rituxan transfusions to get it under control. I'm currently able to control AIHA with steroids but concerned how the vaccine may cause my autoimmune system to go in overdrive.

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Hi! My rheumatologist said that I will have a huge flare up that will make me feel like I need to go to the ER but “ I must remember that it’s a reaction from the vaccination and the flare will be severe but just remember that you’ll live” wonderful advice! Lol!! But that is what I’m told. I’m on the waitlist…..still.. I have RA, Sjögren syndrome and HEP C ( unaware of how/where that came from. So, as for your question: except pain, inflammation etc. at its worst for 1-2 weeks. ( I can’t wait!!)

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@gailiebird

I'm on covid-19 vaccine waiting list and expect to be scheduled soon. After catching a cold a couple of winters ago my hemoglobin dropped and I required Rituxan transfusions to get it under control. I'm currently able to control AIHA with steroids but concerned how the vaccine may cause my autoimmune system to go in overdrive.

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@gailiebird I understand your being anxious about your disease and the vaccine. I was nervous, too, but my oncologist and neurologist were thrilled that I had it. No reactions, thank heavens! But, I know we’re all different.
Have you talked with any of your doctors about the vaccine?

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