My psychiatrist - aka she is an MD (who has been a life saver and we have worked together for 15 years- she knows all meds I take and since I see her weekly she is usually the first to diagnose or observe an issue and has literally medically saved my life 3x). I have a vaccine scheduled for tomorrow, so excited and she is strongly suggesting I NOT get the vaccine.
The issue for her is that I had Covid 19 in December and I have tested positive for antibodies for now, so why risk it? And the vaccines have no long term testing so they could be dangerous for everyone or have lasting long term effects no one knows about yet, plus they weren't tested on patients w/autoimmune diseases/immunocompromised so why rush it (I have a j pouch but also I still take steroids).
Every doctor I have spoken to says something different and unlike other medical situations this is unprecedented for all of us, doctors included, but any insight would be amazing.
My feeling is I want to be as armed and ready as possible and willing to get the vaccine when I have the "golden ticket" and opportunity to get it now and don't want to wait. But am I rushing? I will let you know I called and there are no other appointments to postpone the vaccine to that can be confirmed as or right now, so its feeling a little risky to cancel an appointment for a vaccine when I dont know when I can get one again.