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I have Anemia and is it safe to take a Covid19 vaccines?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 21, 2021 7:06 PM

Anonymous 2 months

Hello doctor, last year I was warded because of Dengue Fever. Then after checkup my blood, the doctors said that I have Anemia which is low blood pressure. So they already gave me medicine but I have allergy on the medicine which is I got difficult to defecate. So I have stop from taking the medicine without the doctors advice. Now I just want to know can a person like me that have anemia take a vaccine for covid19?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 2 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for asking us

It is advisable that people with anemia should take the vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them. Patients with Hemoglobin disorders, chronic iron deficiency or autoimmune hemolytic anemia, there is no contraindication for patients to being given the COVID-19 vaccine. But it is advisable for your to inform the medical officer in charge of her condition so that they can observe her carefully

For your information, people with conditions below are not suggested to get the vaccine, however, it depends on the risk and benefits, some condition like pregnant mothers who are frontliners might need to take the vaccine, therefore please consult your doctor if you are not sure.

  • Have a history of hospitalization due to severe allergies
  • Have a history of allergic reactions to any vaccine before
  • Cancer patients who are undergoing cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Patients with HIV
  • Mother who is pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • Individuals who have a fever due to a viral or bacterial infection
  • Individuals with low white blood cell problems

You can sign up for the vaccination but the doctor have to check first if you are eligible to get vaccinated. It is important to let the health worker or doctor know your health condition and history. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link ( DoctorOnCall ) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Fri May 21 2021 19:06:39 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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