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Should children with Long Covid have a vaccine?

This is a question many parents in the Long Covid Kids parents support group are asking.


The Guardian asks....


Is it safe for people with long Covid to have the vaccine?

Will it be OK for people still suffering from long Covid symptoms to have the vaccine or would that risk worsening the symptoms? Robert Fletcher, a retired teacher, Sheffield


The article says;

"As with many so things Covid-related, we’re in uncharted territory. None of the Covid vaccines in late stage clinical trials have yet been tested on people who have already had Covid-19 – let alone those still experiencing symptoms. “However, as an immunologist, I can see no reason at all why a vaccine should make them worse,” said Altmann. “The vaccines being developed contain no SARS-CoV-2 virus, just the spike antigen from its surface. If I had long Covid, I wouldn’t want to risk becoming one of the reinfection cases, so I’d get vaccinated.”


Long Covid Kids would are seeking further advice for members of the group who would like the question specifically answered for their children.



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