A heart condition does not make side effects (or a severe reaction) any more likely. According to the American Heart Association, the risk of complications from the vaccine is very small, even for people with underlying health conditions.
Are people with chronic lung diseases at a higher risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19?
Chronic lung diseases can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.
What is the relationship between COVID-19 and COPD?
COPD puts you at higher risk to get seriously sick if you were to get infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
What are some medications that are safe to take with the COVID-19 vaccine?
Taking one of the following medications is not, on its own, a reason to avoid getting your COVID-19 vaccination: Over-the-counter medications (non-prescription) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) Acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.)
What happens if you take Tylenol before the COVID-19 vaccine?
Studies have shown that Tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAIDs might have some effect on how the immune system works, but we don’t know if this would cause COVID-19 vaccines to be less effective. To be extra cautious, it’s best to avoid taking OTC pain relievers before you get your shot.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, including for children ages 5 through 11 years. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use by FDA. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
You should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another.