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Vaccines are risky for me, but I don’t regret getting my Covid jab | Gemma Carey

Why did I get vaccinated as an immunocompromised person? The short answer is because of you

As someone with a complex autoimmune history, I consulted widely before making my Covid vaccine decision. I read all the research I could find, I spoke to all my specialists. I chose to have the AstraZeneca vaccine on the best medical advice and research available to me. Twenty-four hours later, I was in ambulance.

Back in 2012, I had a rare autoimmune disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome, which caused my immune system to shred my nervous system. Years later I have most of my arm and leg function back and only the odd bout of nerve pain. I’m considered one of the lucky ones. I didn’t die. But with such a twitchy immune system, vaccines are risky for me.

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