Wonder if any has any information on the Covid shot and pancreatitis. Is it safe to take the shot?
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@harper7745 This type of question is common. COVID-19 is a new virus and so is the vaccine.
Have you looked through the Autoimmune group discussions related to COVID-19 vaccines? There are a lot.
Members like @dellinger @smccarty1 @hazelnut @darlia @devonsnana @emmaar @estrada53 have been part of these conversations.
I added this discussion to the COVID-19 group.
That is the question. Here is another related discussion you may want to scroll through in the COVID-19 group.
– To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/to-vaccinate-or-not-to-vaccinate-that-is-the-question/
May I ask if you've taken a look at the CDC guidelines? Below I have linked a discussion on this topic.
– CDC releases new guidelines for people who had COVID vaccinations https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cdc-release-of-new-guidlines/
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Thank you for replying. I checked the other sites that you gave me and nobody seemed to have an autoimmune pancreas. The Mayo Clinic website said autoimmune pancreas was rare, and that there isn't any data on the safety of the vaccine for it. I made an appointment to talk with Mayo, and hopefully get an appointment down the road. Louise Harper
The fact is there is no scientific data available for the Covid vaccines and autoimmune disease, none at all .
Thank you for your time and you are correct. Life is a gamble.
@rgg– There are a lo to of lapses in information for COVID-19 and immunology. There just hasn't been time for every illness to have been tested. But thank goodness these vaccine have come along at all!
I know that it is very frustrating and scary not to have data about the vaccines and how they apply to our specific situation. The experts advise that anyone with a suppressed immune disease should have the vaccines. They will give added protection even if it's not ideal.
Each of the above sites explains a different look at your question. Please remember that only a few exceptions are made with the vaccines and immunology issues. The main point is with a suppressed immune system you are MORE susceptible to CPVID-19. If your doctor encourages you to have the vaccine then you should have it.
There are hundreds and hundreds of autoimmune diseases. And it can be very difficult to decide to have the vaccine. I know that people who have autoimmune diseases can't have certain vaccines because they have live viruses. But Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines do not have live viruses.
"COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness." CDC
Does this all make sense?
Yes. The information helps, and does make sense. Thank you for your input!
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