Vaccine campaign

Hello all!

The Stroke Association has been approached by the NHS for help with their vaccine campaign this Autumn and Winter. They want to feature people with different medical conditions talking about their own reasons for being vaccinated for both flu and Covid-19. This includes stroke survivors.

If your quote is chosen, it would be used on NHS and Stroke Association branded materials along with a photo of yourself. I know that it would be going out via social media, but may be used beyond that as well in printed or other online spaces.

So, I’m posting here to ask if anyone would be interested in sharing this? There is absolutely no obligation to do so.

You can add your reasons (or any questions you have) in a comment below or message me directly.

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My reason for getting the vaccines are not just about reducing my chances of being seriously ill following my stroke but also to protect others who may be vulnerable with conditions that may not be obvious to us. Ann

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I wish non of us had to consider getting vaccinated but I have always responded to invitations. I have had covid and it was a relief to myself and to those who cared about me that I was vaccinated as the symptoms although unpleasant were mild. My lungs are not in great shape ( 2 previous collapses with drains needed) so do not need further complications and the last place I want to be is on a covid ward.

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I have had my flu vaccine but am really scared about having the CoVid booster. I had a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage 3 weeks after my last booster (Astra Zeneca). I worry that this triggered the stroke as I know of people who had the same after the Astra Zeneca booster. One person is now living in a care home after a stroke following both her first stroke and then another stroke following the second.

Any thought on this?
I have come a long way in terms of progress and certainly do not want another stroke.

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Thank you. I will bear that in mind…

Interesting that the surgeons were very quick to tell my husband that the stroke was not related to the vaccine…

Well I will be asking for sure!

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@Loshy @Ingo66 i had my stroke 3 weeks after my covid booster (pfizer). I was convinced the jab played a part but the consultant said highly unlikely as my platelets were ok. I had a stroke caused by a carotid artery dissection. My first 2 jabs were AZ. I’ve had my booster last week & have my fingers crossed the consultant was right :grin:

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@Loshy i was like that too. Felt really bad after all my jabs. It was after the pfizer one that i felt ill from day i had jab till when i had stroke. It could well have been coincidence but im not sure.

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Thank you for the interesting replies related to the AZ vaccine. I too wonder how many of us may have had a stroke after this…

So…I have booked my CoVid vaccine…but on the day will decide if to have it.

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I also had my stroke within a month of having the AZ vaccination and was assured they were not related. I did return and get my 2nd dose as I felt that my immune system was very weak at that time. I haven’t been boosted however as I feel it too great a risk given that my immune system is fit enough to fight off any infection now.