How safe is the vaccine for cardiac patients since there are reports of instances of blood coagulation post Covid? Also, should a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder take the vaccine?15 May, 2021 | 09:48
There have been a few reports of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis reported in patients post vaccination, but these are rare cases. Hence, it is thoroughly recommended that all patients go in for the vaccine, especially those in the high-risk groups. In fact, data from the UK, US and Israel has shown that there is considerable impact in curtailing the disease with most people being vaccinated in these countries. Answering the second query, yes a person with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is also recommended to take the vaccine. In fact people with COPD, much like people with high BP, diabetes or heart disease are at higher risk of dying from COVID. Hence, they are likely to benefit even more from the vaccine.
Dr Rajiv Agarwal
Senior Director Cardiology, Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital