Vaccine Efficacy for those with Chronic Anxiety and Mental Illness
I was blessed to have received my second dose of the Covid Vaccine 2 days ago. I was ready, excited and had no anxiety prior or at the appointment. About 2-3 hours after, I had an unforeseen event that caused me severe anxiety, anger, fear and panic that lasted at least 12 hours. I read some information on the vaccine not being as effective for those who suffer from mental illness and chronic anxiety. My question is about the efficacy and if the vaccine will still be as effective if I sent my body into the flight or flight response soon after the vaccine and lasting for many hours. Did my body still respond the way it should and start building immunity? I do suffer from anxiety and depression on occasion but this was severe. I was SO upset because I had done everything "right" to prepare my body and mind for this vaccine and now feel like I may not get the full benefit.