I had a reaction to the first vaccine; should I get the second one?

February 11, 2021 0 Comments

Per the CDC, a delayed local injection-site reaction after the first mRNA vaccine dose is not a contraindication or precaution to the second dose. You will also want to discuss with your health care provider.

I have heard that people with allergies cannot get the vaccine. Is this true?

February 11, 2021 0 Comments

“It was recently calculated (based on data from the Pfizer vaccine) that 1 person per every 100,000 will have a severe allergic reaction.  For this reason, everyone receiving the vaccine is monitored for 15 minutes following the vaccination; and if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction in the past, you should be monitored …

I have heard that people get Bell’s palsy from the COVID vaccine?

February 11, 2021 0 Comments

Bell’s Palsy is a facial paralysis, usually on one side, that causes drooping of the face. It is usually temporary but can rarely become permanent. In the clinical trials, there were 4 cases among over 44,000 in the Pfizer trial and 3 cases in over 30,000 in the Moderna trial who developed Bell’s Palsy. This …

Is it true that vaccines including COVID vaccines contain metals?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

Yes vaccines can contain metals; and so do blueberries, eggs and bananas! Metals are part of nature. Your body needs certain types of metals for appropriate function; and your body can handle these micro doses of metals and excrete them appropriately — including those in the foods you eat AND in vaccines.

I have an autoimmune disorder; will I have a flare when I get the vaccine?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

People with autoimmune diseases are not expected to have “flares” after receiving the vaccine — this was not seen in any of the data reviewed from the Pfizer vaccine; and also is not seen in active COVID-19 infections

I have heard that if I’ve had COVID and get the vaccine, it could lead to too many antibodies which could predispose you to autoimmune disorders. Is there any concern or truth to that?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

This is not true. It is recommended that even if you have had COVID in the past you get vaccinated. We have not seen an increased number of autoimmune flares with either the vaccine or with COVID.

I am immunosuppressed and/or have a high-risk medical problem: is it safe for me to get the COVID vaccine?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

YES! The CDC is ABSOLUTELY recommending that people who are immunosuppressed or have high-risk medical problems get vaccinated. Please remember: this is NOT a live vaccine; and it does not enter the nucleus of the cell. As a result, for these patients, the vaccine poses a far less risk than getting infected with COVID19!

I have heard that you get really sick when you get this vaccine?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

It appears that people who get the COVID vaccines are more likely to get some mild flu-like symptoms: sore arm, muscle aches, fatigue, GI discomfort, etc. This appears to happen a bit more with this vaccine than with (for example) the flu vaccine; and it appears to be more common after the second dose of …

Are there any human or animal parts in the vaccine?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

mRNA vaccines contain no human or animal in them — they are just made with a few salts, sugar, water, a lipid capsule and mRNA.

Is this a live vaccine? I’m worried about getting the vaccine and passing COVID to someone else.

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

None of the vaccines are live vaccines. If you obtain these vaccines, you will not be able to pass COVID to someone else.