COVID-19-vaccination highly recommended for stroke patients
Stroke patients are mostly elderly persons, therefore they should be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Stroke patients belong to a group of people who – according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the National Vaccination Commission – for whom an elevated risk exists that they might suffer from a severe form of Covid-disease .
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After a Corona vaccination it may happen – as in vaccinations against other diseases – that mild responses like pain at the injection site, fatigue or headache occur. These adverse reactions are not dangerous and the risks also not elevated for persons affected by stroke.
In case anticoagulants are used routinely please keep in mind:
- Anti-coagulated patients should also be vaccinated.
- The administration has to be done by intramuscular injection. Other methods, e.g. subcutaneous or intravenous injection are out of question.
- A very fine needle should be used for patients who take anticoagulants due to the elevated risks of local hemorrhages. Manual pressure should be maintained near the site of injection for at least 2 minutes.
- An extended observation period of 30 minutes (instead of 15 minutes) for these patients is recommended
- It is possible – but only after consulting with the treating physician – to interrupt the treatment with these agents.