Here is My Question:
In your opinion-is it safe to take the Pfizer covid vaccine if I've had transverse myelitis?
This is a great question.
Having a history of transverse myelitis is not a contraindication for getting the vaccine.
You should discuss this with your neurologist first as there may be factors in your medical history that may affect this decision.
But in general, I would say that most neurologists recommend patients who have had transverse myelitis get the vaccine.
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinics and MS/Neuro-immunology Fellowship Director
Associate Director of the NIH/Georgetown Neurology Residency Program
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
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