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Covid-19 vaccine information

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Interesting article about the various vaccines for coronavirus from the MS Research Blog:

 

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Want to learn about the new vaccine in the news. Watch the video from Dr Professor Roger Seheult from Webcram below. The information starts at 2min and is 20minutes long. The first...

 

 

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Crappy
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There’s also this about the RNA type of vaccines. As always with the MS Research Blog, the comments can be interesting too as some of the neuros reply.

 

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We have had details of the Pfizer BioNtech RNA vaccine and now we have heard about the Moderna Virus RNA vaccine. They are both very similar There were 44,000 people vaccinated...

 


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“With all the talk about Covid-19 vaccines in the media at the moment, here at the MS Trust we’re starting to receive questions from people with MS about what a vaccine might mean for them.

 

To try and find some answers, we spoke to Professor Alasdair Coles, a consultant neurologist based at Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge. “

 

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Covid-19 vaccines: what they mean for people with MS

 


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“Who will get the vaccine first, and where do people with MS fit into the priority list?” and other Q+A related to MS:

 

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When will people with MS get a Covid-19 vaccine?

 


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Short article with links to UK Gov PDFs on the Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines, a bit like the data sheets that come in boxes of meds, with lists of ingredients and possible side-effects, etc. Two lots of links, one for the “public” and one for “health care professionals”.

 

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If you want to read about the two approved vaccines in the UK. They have not tested people taking immunomodulatory agents and are covering themselves by saying that they may not work...

 


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This article refers to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, and not to the Oxford AstraZeneca one.

 

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MSIF's advice has been updated following extensive consultation with MS neurologists and research experts from the MSIF movement.


It also says:


“The following groups of people with MS are more susceptible to having a severe case of COVID-19:
    •    People with progressive MS
    •    People with MS over the age of 60
    •    Men with MS
    •    Black people with MS and possibly South Asian people with MS
    •    People with higher levels of disability (for example, an EDSS score of 6 or above, which relates to needing to use a walking stick)
    •    People with MS and obesity, diabetes or diseases of the heart or lungs
    •    People taking certain disease modifying therapies for their MS”


I’m SPMS, over 60, and have an EDSS of 6...  but due to a possible anaphylactic allergy to penicillin, I may not be able to have any of the RNA vaccines, although the Oxford AstraZeneca one should be OK.

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Oh 💩!  I'm over 60, SPMS, I'm a man, EDSS of 7 AND my wife is an NHS nurse! 

 

I'm toast!!!!!!

 

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John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... "Wow! What a ride!"

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Only if you catch it, John, and then it’s not a given that it would be a severe case; saying “susceptible” is a bit like saying “might”.

 

Even though I didn’t technically have to shield as I’m not clinically “extremely” vulnerable (merely vulnerable :lolsign: ), I have been shielding since March by choice. The only times I’ve been out is to go to the dentist for a tricky root canal treatment, and no-one comes into the house unless for emergency repairs when all precautions are taken and windows opened, etc. I’m super careful with any deliveries too. I live alone, so it’s a bit of a tough call (especially when your other half is in another country!), it’s just as well I’m used to not going out much due to my MS.

 

Has your wife had the vaccine yet? Although I believe it doesn’t stop transmission as such...

 

It must be a harrowing time for your wife. I know an NHS nurse too and she has to face all sorts of awful things, including anti-vaxxers and covidiots who think the virus is a hoax, etc... :angry2:


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@Marina , I've been indoors since August 2019, when I came out of hospital following another UTI. My MS suffers from what I call Uri-progression - I'm never the same after a UTI! Going out is now too damned difficult  and I just decided that there's nowhere I really want to go! It's not fair on my wife, Colleen, but going out with me just wouldn't be enjoyable - I'd be anxious and stressing and so would colleen, so neither of us would enjoy the experience!

 

Colleen had the vaccine on Saturday. Just to show you how much disarray the NHS is in, her superiors were unable to arrange the jab for her, so she took the initiative and arranged it herself! So, in three week's time, she should have some immunity. But, I agree with your view, that whilst she should be able to manage the virus herself, would she then become contagious.....??

 

It's not a good time for Colleen, whose been redeployed to the wards this week. There's just a lot of pressure on everybody. Teamwork seems to have gone out of the window and that's before you have to deal with all the numpties!

 

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