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COVID Vaccine

Not sure what stage of COPD I have; testing is next month. I currently use an inhaler. I have been going back and forth about getting the vaccine due to having COPD. Has anyone had the vaccine and had any issues with your breathing, afterwards?

  1. Hi. Wheats101. I have had the vaccine and the only symptoms I had was a sore arm. If you are wondering about whether or not you should get the vaccine, this may be a good topic to discuss with your physician. You may also (and maybe this is the best approach) call the covid hotline in your area, and they can help guide you as to what is the best approach. John. Community Moderator. copd.net

    1. . I have COPD & Asthma and use 2 different inhalers. I got the AstraZenica vaccine 5 weeks ago and the only side effects I had were pain at the injection site and a slight headache. Both only lasted 2 days. Go for it!

      1. Hi Wheats101. I'm a new member and had the Covid vaccine 3 weeks ago. Thankfully the hospital was extremely organized, it was brief, and everyone was extremely thoughtful. Afterward, my hubby and I did some light shopping and I became totally breathless, had to use my rescue inhaler and lean against the counter (somewhat embarrassing, but...)--I think that it wasn't due to the vaccine, but just COPD. My arm was a tad sore, but that was expected anyway. My 2nd vaccine is scheduled for Monday. Best to go directly home! I hope you'll consider the vaccine.

        1. Hi again, @Bethb, and thanks for joining in the conversation here. We appreciate you sharing the results of your first vaccination injection. I would tend to agree with your assessment - although I cannot be certain, it sounds like the breathless episode you experienced may have been because of the COPD rather than the injection.
          You do make a good point - it may be a better idea for you to go home following the upcoming second injection this Monday.
          Good luck and please, let us know how it all turns out for you!
          All the best,
          Leon (site moderator COPD.net)




      2. Hi. I had both vaccinations of Moderna. That was almost 2 months ago. There were no negative reactions regarding my breathing. Actually, I had negligible side effects overall.

        1. Hi @newguy, and thanks for joining in the conversation here. We appreciate you sharing your recent experience with the Moderna vaccine. Glad to hear this was a successful procedure for you!
          We value your feedback on this very current topic.
          Warm regards,
          Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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