As asthma sufferers watch as millions of Americans get COVID-19 vaccinations every week, they may wonder when it will be their turn. What side effects should asthmatics be aware of when it comes to vaccines? Should you still get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’ve had one asthma attack? Here are some questions that people with asthma might have regarding their COVID-19 vaccine.
The number of vaccinations could affect the severity of symptoms. The CDC and I will continue to update this list. COVID-19 is deadly for people who have heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and heart conditions.
1. When can I get the vaccine if I have asthma?
The resources and where asthmatics live will determine the date they can receive the vaccine. Joe Biden, the president of the United States, ordered that all states provide the vaccine for people older than 19 years by April 19, 2019.
Contact your state’s Department of Health to find out when the vaccine will be available. Also, you can look at the maps of the United States or links to the American Lung Association. Contact your doctor or hospital.
Asthmatics are now included in some states’ lists of medical conditions that can increase a person’s risk of coronavirus infection. Even if they do not qualify for the vaccine, they could still have access to it. States like Florida and Texas, however, have allowed counties, hospitals, and doctors to decide whether or not they want to include asthmatics in this group.
David R. Stukus MD, is an associate pediatrician in the Division of Immunology and Allergy, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of the Asthma and Allergic Foundation of America Medical Scientific Council.
2. What is the importance of getting vaccinated if you have asthma?
Asthma sufferers should get the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. You will be protected from an infection with a coronavirus, and the severity of symptoms can be reduced. Dr. Stukus says that everyone should receive the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. It is the best method to prevent serious illness.
The best way to stop the pandemic, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, is to vaccinate all of your family members.
3. Are Vaccines Safe For Asthma Patients?
Yes. Yes. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s briefings, participants in clinical studies for Moderna Pfizer BioNTech and Pfizer were people with mild and serious asthma.
A Moderna Clinical Trial of Vaccines that included more than 27,000 participants, and 22 percent of those, had a positive result.
According to the FDA summary report published on 17 December 2020. According to the FDA summary report, mild and severe asthmatic patients had similar results in terms of safety and efficacy.
4. Is there a better vaccine for asthma patients?
Dr. Grayson believes that asthmatics have no need to choose between vaccines. Dr. Grayson says, “I tell patients that the vaccine that they get sooner is the best one.” There’s nothing about asthma that makes one vaccine superior.
5. Vaccines can have side effects on asthmatics
Asthma sufferers may experience similar side effects to those who have had the vaccine. These include headaches, stiffness in the arms, and soreness. Grayson says that these reactions tend to be more frequent after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer BioNTech.
Keep in the area where you received the vaccine for 15-30 minutes following the event. According to the CDC, this is to avoid an allergic reaction that could lead to anaphylactic symptoms.
Grayson says that the risk of serious allergy reactions [to COVID-19 vaccines] is between 2 and 5 per million. Grayson says that asthma doesn’t increase the risk. According to Grayson, there is no proof that vaccinations can cause asthma to worsen.
6. What if I have allergies? Do I need to worry about getting the vaccine?
According to the American Academy of Allergy and Asthma and Immunology, seasonal allergies such as pollen, food, and latex allergies do not increase your risk of an allergic reaction. Consult your doctor if you have had a severe allergic reaction or are allergic to drugs or vaccines.