Raynaud's and the Coronavirus Vaccine

We’ve been getting questions about people with Raynaud’s and the Coronavirus vaccine, and asked our Medical Advisory Board if Raynaud’s patients should be aware of any potential issues. Here’s what we learned:

In general, patients with primary Raynaud’s (no underlying health issues, as seen with secondary cases) should get the vaccine. Any potential side effects (resulting from the drug performing its function in protecting the body) are minor compared to the potential medical issues associated with severe cases of COVID19.

Nerves or stress associated with getting the shot may result in triggering a Raynaud’s attack, but the vaccine itself has not been shown to pose a threat to the disorder.

For those with the secondary form of Raynaud’s, please consult with your doctor, as they will best know your medical history, specific drugs you’re taking, your relevant allergies, and any other issues that might impact your response to the Coronavirus vaccines currently available.

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