COVID-19 vaccine

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Offline urja

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COVID-19 vaccine
« on: March 26, 2021, 07:25:59 AM »
Hi friends,
Just wondering if all Thals ( minor, major & intermedia ) can safely take the COVID-19 vaccine without any unusual side effects?
There’s not any information on this as far as I know. Pls share whatever you know

Re: COVID-19 vaccine
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 02:42:33 PM »
I have Alpha minor. I had the Pfizer vaccine. After the first shot, after about 4-5 hours I developed a bad backache, just my entire back, and was groggy for the entire next day. After the 2nd shot, I felt fine until about 12 hours later. Then I got a low fever (100), chills, and body aches. I took ibuprofen and felt much better, so I thought that was it. About 6 hours after that, I got a fever again with chills and body aches, this time the fever was between 100-102, plus fatigue. This lasted for a day, then the symptoms lessened. But for a good 4-5 days, I had a fever that bounced up and down between 99-101 and flu-like symptoms (nothing respiratory) and still the fatigue. I don't know anyone else with Alpha thal who has gotten the Pfizer. My dad, who is 83 with Alpha thal, got Moderna and had no symptoms other than some soreness, maybe a little fatigue but no flu symptoms.


Offline urja

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Re: COVID-19 vaccine
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 12:39:40 PM »
Thank you for your reply Riahop. I am still confused and gravitating towards delaying the vaccine. I’m intermedia with alpha triplication & an Hb of 7.6.
Have no confirmation from medical community and Thalassaemia federations across the globe .... 8th May being International Thalassaemia Day hopeful that someone may throw more light on this.
Thank you for your information.
God bless

Re: COVID-19 vaccine
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 05:58:56 AM »
Hi Team,

Can we have further information on this?

how can we able to give vaccines to our thal kids especially in India where hearing many side effects of vaccines to adults.

Kindly share any valuable experience

Best Regards
Nitin Arora

Re: COVID-19 vaccine
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 07:39:59 PM »
thank you @urja for sharing your experience.

I wrote on your other post too.
It would be great if everybody share their stories. So we can have data for other patient who in suspicion.

Which type thal you have?
How was your health condition when you've vaccinated?
Which vaccine you've have you taken?
Side effects?

Please share with us ..

Knowledge is power..


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Re: COVID-19 vaccine
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 07:57:45 PM »
Maybe we should start asking our GPs and hematologists about the adverse events reported by their thal patients. They should have this information first-hand.
It would be great if anyone has already done this and can share the information.
Hb Lepore variant

Re: COVID-19 vaccine
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 09:39:11 AM »
Hi Friends,

My mother who is 69 years old Alpha minor, got AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine with only 60+ can get this kinds of Vaccine in my country. After got the first shot, she felt fine but alittle hot and thirsty until about 9 hours later developed fever about 38° C , then took Doliprane 500g and felt much better. About 6 hours after that, she got a fever again with chills, then took another Doliprane 500g after that felt fine and no other symptoms. Then after 2 months, She just got 2nd shot about 3 days ago with no fever just get alittle pain around the shot area.

About my brother who is 38 years old Alpha minor, got Sinopharm vaccine. After got the first shot, 6 hours later developed alittle headaches and sore around the arm. Two days later got a little fatigue and sleepy. 2 week later got 2nd shot with no symptoms, but a little fatigue.

As for me who is 33 years old Alpha Thalassemia Intermedia(HbH) with Hb 7.5 until now haven't got any Covid Vaccine yet. As for my country I live, only have Sinopharm and Sinovac Vaccine for 18+, but I asked my family doctor, she not recommended  me to get vaccine because I am Alpha Intermedia with low Hb 7-8. Then I asked why my brother and mother can get the Vaccine, She then said that because their Hb is normal. Hmm still wait and see for the News that All Thalassemia Patients especially ( intermedia and major ) can get Covid Vaccine without worry
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