Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
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?
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.
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.