Covid-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are the only available prime belief to get rid of the pandemic. Vaccines break the chain of spread by providing herd immunity. In addition, they are reliable, capable, and lessen the seriousness of the illness caused. The Moderna vaccine and Pfizer vaccine comes under mRNA vaccines, Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccine is a Vector vaccine, and the in-trial Novavax falls in Protein subunit vaccines. Mild side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines include fever, pain at the injection site, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.

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Does hypothyroidism cause joint pain and stiffness along with fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, My TSH, ultrasensitive is 5.1 mIU/mL. Do I have a thyroid? My joints are painful and stiff in the morning. I feel fatigued and tired. I do not have a fever. Please suggest to me how to control it. Also, could I take the first dose of COVID vaccine with this condition? I am attaching my re...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I looked at your lab work (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have slightly increased TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). I suggest you follow it up with repeating TSH and also check FT4 (free T4). You may have low thyroid (mild). You could feel ...  Read Full »

Can a person allergic to alcohol take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, Though I am allergic to wines and alcohol, I have been consuming alcohol for 30 years. Also, I am taking heart medicines and blood thinner. For the last three years, my allergy has worsened. And recently, I found that I am allergic to clove, cinnamon, etc. How to treat this? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, it can be treated. But once you are allergic to some product or food, the best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid that particular food or product. Allergy is a sign or warning that you should n...  Read Full »

Who should not take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 54 years old. She had a minor operation a few years ago and was under some medicines, including Paracetamol. She then developed an allergic reaction to Paracetamol that manifested as swelling of the body and lasted for several days. She consulted a doctor and took some medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I suggest you repeat the allergic test and then take the COVID-19 Vaccines (Coronavirus Disease-2019). That will be a better idea because if she is sensitive to any other medicine, there might be severe side eff...  Read Full »

Can people with varicose veins get the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has planned to take the COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow. Her age is 62 years, and her weight is 85.98 Ibs. She has varicose vein in her legs. I have attached the picture. Can she take the COVID vaccine with varicose vein? Can we take a bath after the COVID-19 vaccine? Can we take stea...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, she can take the vaccine even though she has varicose veins. She can take steam after that. She can bathe as well. No blood test is needed just for the sake of vaccine. Regarding preca...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to get a COVID vaccination while taking Montek LC and mild elevation in BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I measured my BP, and it is around 130/90 in different readings. I am a bit anxious these days, so not sure if the raise is because of that. I am due for my COVID vaccination tomorrow. Also, I have allergic rhinitis for the last four years and taking Montek LC as and when there are aller...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mild elevated BP (blood pressure) of 130/90 might be because of anxiety, as you mention. This range of BP is not contraindicated for COVID vaccination. Is your allergic rhinitis controlled with Montek LC (Montelukast with Levocetirizine)? Do you have any sympto...  Read Full »

Can the COVID-19 vaccine be administered to people with clotting disorders?

Query: Hi doctor, I have small red dots on my torso, and I have a bruise-like thing on my ankle like purpura. It does not hurt but is looking purple. It has been there for years. I consulted a vein specialist, but they did not say anything. I have a varicose vein on my leg and broken capillaries since my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope everything is fine. Three red dots do not fulfill the definition of purpura there should be plenty. The bruise on the ankle also seems due to contact. Moreover, varicose veins are themselves causative of such small lesions due to blood pooling in extremities. How...  Read Full »

How to alter my dosage of tablet CellCept before and after the third shot of the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking CellCept 2 g daily for my autoimmune dermatomyositis. I have to take my third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. So, my doctor advised me to stop the tablet for a week before and after the COVID vaccine. Today is the fourth day of stopping, and I am sweating a lot. Is stoppi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to, for getting a shot of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) vaccine, you have to stop tablet CellCept (Mycophenolate mofetil) one week before and after taking the vaccine. And yes, the sudden withdrawal of the drugs can cause such symptoms. It is essential to check y...  Read Full »

Is there a link between COVID-19 vaccine and tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dermatomyositis with ILD. I am doing fine. I take CellCept 2 g once daily. I had completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine four months ago. I had all testing, and everything was fine. After the first vaccine, I developed pulsatile tinnitus in both ears. It seems to be gon...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did the tinnitus worsen after the second dose? If it has not worsened after the second dose and as testing did not show any significant abnormalities (ruling out significant damage to the ear), I would recommend you to go for the third dose as anti...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get a COVID vaccine when the MPV is 0.1 high than the normal value?

Query: Hi doctor, I had not got blood work in quite some time. My BMI is 34.4, and I am Vitamin D deficient 12ng/mL (sufficient should be greater than 30 by this test). All of my values on my CBC were in the normal range with the exception of MPV, which was 12.6 (0.1 higher than the normal range of 7.0 to...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry about borderline MPV (mean platelet volume) value. A high MPV value is significant only when the platelet count is low. Your platelet count is normal as per history. MPV is an indicator of platelet volume or size. So, do not worry about slight borderline...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to take the COVID-19 vaccine with superficial wounds?

Query: Hi doctor, While I was riding the motorcycle yesterday, the wheels lost adherence at a roundabout, and I fell. Luckily, only my knees made contact with the ground, and now I have a tiny wound on my right knee and a bigger one on my left knee. After going home, the first thing I did was wash the wou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. First of all, this wound does not affect the vaccine, so if you plan to get a vaccine, you can proceed. Secondly, the yellow coating is due to granulation, which is a healing process of the wound. Or else there might...  Read Full »

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