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Covid Vaccine And Seizures

Covid Vaccine And Seizures

I’ve thought about getting the vaccine but I’m scared it might do something to my health because I have seizures if anyones got it please give me answers and your personal opinion

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I got the covid shot I didn't have any problems seizure wise I did get really sick off of the 1st shot and still ended up getting covid anyway causing a seizure since sickness is one of my triggers but other than that the shot didn't cause any for me

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've gotten two shots already and going for my third tomorrow. Had not problems other than a sore arm that I got the shot in :)

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sorry to hear about that! Especially that one of your triggers is when you get sick. I hope you at least did not have any significant effects from Covid-19.

Unfortunately, it is a vaccine and not a cure, thus it doesn't prevent us from getting Covid-19 but rather gives us an aid in fighting it off and reduces the likelihood that we will need to go into the hospital or at least not end up in ICU in the hospital,.

Time magazine reported last month that because how easily that the omicron Covid-19 spreads, most of us will at some point get Covid-19, though those of us who have had the 2 shots and later the booster shot (6 months later -- to restock the antibodies that fade over time after the pair of shots) are less likely to need to go to the hospital and might not even have any of the symptoms (especially since omicron is much less deadly than the delta variant and the previous variants). With the research that they have at this point (will take years after the pandemic before they have enough information to make a stronger statement of fact), it is believe that after the pandemic has passed, Covid-19 will be still around but be down to the level of spreading and fatalities of the flu. Thus, the most vulnerable will be advised to get an annual Covid-19 shot along with the annual flu shot. And the rest of you can choose to have to continue getting the shots just like you decide whether you get a flu shot.

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The virus wold affect your epilepsy much worse than the vaccine. Protect yourself now to avoid this worry..

posted 9 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have had all 3 shots and had no problems. My neurologist wanted me to get them.

posted 9 months ago
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