COVID-19 Vaccine: What Do You Need to Know?

COVID-19 Vaccine

Epilepsy News From:

Friday, December 18, 2020

NEW DATE: Join us for a Facebook Live on January 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for the entire world, including people living with epilepsy and their families. But hope arrived on the scene on December 14, 2020, when the coronavirus vaccine produced by Pfizer was distributed around the country. And now, the Moderna vaccine is on its way. You’ve likely heard of this vaccine countless times, but probably have some questions.

Liz Dueweke, manager of communications and digital strategies at the Epilepsy Foundation and woman with epilepsy, will be asking our experts questions like:

  • Is this vaccine safe for people with epilepsy?
  • How does this vaccine work?
  • What questions should I ask my doctor about the vaccine?
  • What side effects might occur when I get the vaccine?
  • When can I get the vaccine?
  • And more!
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Elaine Wirrell MD

Elaine Wirrell

Jacqueline French MD 

Jacqueline French

Henry Fraimow MD

Henry Fraimow gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Henry Fraimow is a hospital epidemiologist at Cooper University Hospital in the Infectious Disease Department. He is also associate professor of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Dr. Fraimow trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and did his fellowship training in infectious disease at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Fraimow treats patients with COVID-19 and coordinates the COVID-19 response at Cooper University Hospital. He received the COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020.

Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns, endorse specific products, and provide individual advice.

Authored by: Liz Dueweke on 12/2020

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