Without A Vagus Nerve & Safety Of Getting COVID19 Vaccine

Posted by domernick @domernick, Jan 3 7:43am

I had a Glomus Vagale Tumor resected at Mayo 10 yrs ago(Dr. Michael Link). The right side Vagus nerve was sacrificed as was, Glossopharyngeal nerve, & Hypoglossal nerve. My question is: Is it safe for me to get the COVID19 Vaccine? Thank you in advance.

@domernick Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support. You had surgery where nerves were resected and sacrificed and you are wondering if it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

You will notice that I added your question to the COVID-19 group as well.

Mayo Clinic Connect is a place for patients to share information and experiences but members and staff are not medically trained. May I ask if you have contacted your primary care of Dr. Michael Link's office looking for guidance regarding the vaccine?

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Hello and welcome to Mayo Connect. We are a community of people living with a wide variety of health conditions and diseases. We try to share our experiences and help each other along our journeys.
We are not medical professionals, and do not provide medical advice. Whenever there is a very specific question like this, the best advice is to consult your care providers. However, in the case of the brand new Covid-19 vaccines, it would not be surprising to have difficulty getting specific advice because the real-world experience with them is very limited.
The best advice I can give you at this point is to contact your current primary care provider for guidance.
Sue

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@erikas

@domernick Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support. You had surgery where nerves were resected and sacrificed and you are wondering if it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

You will notice that I added your question to the COVID-19 group as well.

Mayo Clinic Connect is a place for patients to share information and experiences but members and staff are not medically trained. May I ask if you have contacted your primary care of Dr. Michael Link's office looking for guidance regarding the vaccine?

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Thanks you. I have not yet contacted Dr Link's office. I thought they might be too busy and/ or being10 yrs out… And I'd try other avenues in the event someone w/ knowledge on being vagal nerve challenged & risk. 🙂 My GP isn't sure. It is my understanding there are not alot of people w/out one vagus nerve. I thought Mayo connect would be the best place to seek answers given the complex cases Mayo Clinic treats. I will email Dr Link's office & hope for the best. Thanks, again.

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@erikas

@domernick Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support. You had surgery where nerves were resected and sacrificed and you are wondering if it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

You will notice that I added your question to the COVID-19 group as well.

Mayo Clinic Connect is a place for patients to share information and experiences but members and staff are not medically trained. May I ask if you have contacted your primary care of Dr. Michael Link's office looking for guidance regarding the vaccine?

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Thank you!

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@sueinmn

Hello and welcome to Mayo Connect. We are a community of people living with a wide variety of health conditions and diseases. We try to share our experiences and help each other along our journeys.
We are not medical professionals, and do not provide medical advice. Whenever there is a very specific question like this, the best advice is to consult your care providers. However, in the case of the brand new Covid-19 vaccines, it would not be surprising to have difficulty getting specific advice because the real-world experience with them is very limited.
The best advice I can give you at this point is to contact your current primary care provider for guidance.
Sue

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Thank you.

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