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You Ask. We Answer. | Is it safe for those who suffer from scleroderma to get the vaccine?

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As more people get ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine, there are more questions, which is understandable.

A lot of our viewers are concerned with their specific health conditions and circumstances.

One of our viewers, Robin, sent a questions about Scleroderma.

Robin asked: “Is it safe for those who suffer from scleroderma to get the vaccine? I’ve heard that people have had bad reactions due to the type of scleroderma they may have. Which vaccine is best to get with those with different types of scleroderma?

Dr. Syed Hussain of Trinity Health said that Scleroderma falls under the immunocompromised condition where individuals may have weakened immune systems.

Hussain says, “Those with immune compromised conditions or on medications that may suppress or clamp down your immune system to control those conditions are at higher risk for developing severe symptoms of COVID-19… So the CDC recommends those people should get vaccinated when is their turn.”

Dr. Hussain added that those individuals should also have a discussion with their physician because modifications might be necessary to your medication following the vaccine.

“Speak with your doctor who prescribed the medication for those underlying condition, they might want to hold your dose for a short period of time following the vaccine, to be sure the vaccine is effective,” said Hussain.

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