We have a new poll to find out how the booster vaccine affected the ME/CFS community. Details are below, together with the poll for you to complete.
To clarify the different reactions to the vaccines see below:
NO REACTION – No vaccine side-effects or exacerbation of ME/CFS symptoms
MILD REACTION – Vaccine related side-effects (eg sore arm, fatigue, muscle pain, headaches, fever, chills, nausea) and/or a mild exacerbation of ME/CFS symptoms lasting for up to 48 hours after vaccination but not causing any significant or prolonged deterioration in overall health
MODERATE REACTION – Vaccine related side-effects and/or exacerbation of ME/CFS symptoms and causing a more significant deterioration in overall health for up to 5 days
SEVERE REACTION – Vaccine related side-effects and/or an exacerbation of ME/CFS symptoms causing a more severe and/or persisting deterioration in overall health
NB: A severe reaction or unusual adverse effects, should be reported on the Yellow Card reporting system
More information from Dr Shepherd about Omicron and the Covid-19 Boosters below: