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Arrhythmias and the COVID-19 Vaccine - Answering patient questions

We put some of the patient questions received on email, social media and by phone regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine to a panel of medical professionals.

Chair: Trudie Lobban MBE Arrhythmia Alliance / AF Association / STARS (Syncope Trust)

Panel: Dr Jonathan Piccini, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Medical Advisor for A-A, Duke University, NC, USA

Ms Cristiana Monteiro, Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

The COVID-19 Vaccine: How Will it Affect Arrhythmias?

Trudie Lobban of Arrhythmia Alliance/AF Association/ STARS (Syncope Trust) speaks with Dr. Matt Fay, General Practitioner, Bradford, UK Trustee and Medical Advisor, A-A, AF Association and STARS about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Key Points Include:

  • Who should be vaccinated?
  • How safe is this vaccine?
  • What are the side effects of the vaccine?
  • Will patients have a choice in which vaccine they receive?
  • Will the vaccine need to be administered yearly?
  • Will you still need the flu vaccine if you receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Is there anyone that should not receive the vaccine?
  • Is the vaccine safe for those on anti-coagulants?
  • Are there any medications with contraindications to the vaccine?

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