For patients with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, autoimmune diseases, etc., are there any points to pay attention to when vaccinating?
Vaccination is to prevent infection with the COVID-19. If people with heart disease, lung disease, or immunodeficiency are infected, the condition is usually very serious, and the chance of death is particularly high. Therefore, these people need to be vaccinated and protected. Including heart disease, cancer, chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., all can be vaccinated. These diseases are not contraindications to vaccinations.
However, if you had chronic diseases, then must be properly controlled. For example, the original blood pressure is very high and has not been dealt with, if the blood pressure is too high after the vaccine, the heart cannot be overloaded and it may cause myocardial infarction, or rupture of blood vessels, and may cause cerebral hemorrhage.
It is recommended that patients with chronic diseases can still be vaccinated, and the original chronic diseases should be well controlled and treated. As long as the chronic diseases are in a stable and good state, the vaccination will not aggravate the original problems.
If usually take chronic disease drugs, after the AZ vaccine is gotten, is it need to stop the drug for a while to avoid blood clots?
Chronic diseases must be well controlled, and there is no need to stop the drug for getting the vaccine. Even if you use immunosuppressants, you are worried that the immune system is suppressed and the vaccine may not be effective. In this case, you must have a stable condition and the doctor’s permission before you can temporarily stop taking the drug, wait until the immunity of the vaccine is developed, and then resume medication. Never stop the medication by yourself. Everyone’s situation is different. In principle, the original disease must be well controlled, and then vaccinated, there should be no problems.