one of our crohn's friends who got the Pfizer covid vaccine within the UK. The text of her post and a link follows:
I've had the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine!
Hi all. I (F 29) have crohn's disease, in remission for a few years, for which I take azathioprine. I work in the NHS in England and I got vaccinated yesterday. I thought people might be interested to hear how I get on!
I've been vaccinated against hepatitis B with two full courses during my NHS career, but when they test my blood I'm a non-responder, I don't make antibodies, likely due to the azathioprine. So I'm prepared that I am likely still vulnerable to covid.
They were happy to vaccinate me as long as I wasn't currently flaring.
Its been about
14 hours since the first dose and all I have is a sore arm, so far this is better than this years flu jab which made me feel generally unwell for a day or two.
Any and all questions welcome!https://www.reddit.com/r/crohnsdisease/comments/kab7y6/ive_had_the_pfizerbiontech_covid19_vaccine/