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Covid-19 Vaccine Update

In this episode, I recorded a short podcast discussing the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Many of you have asked about mRNA vaccines. As I counsel patients, questions about safety, effectiveness, and long-term risks come up every day.

I look forward to your questions and comments.

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  • Jan Kenney~Pollard February 10, 2021, 3:03 pm

    Thank You, I appreciate you time, and knowledge.
    I’m on a Backup List for tomorrow (2/11/21).
    I will participate now that I have gotten your opinion on the matter.

    Have a Blessed Day

  • Sam Quinn February 11, 2021, 12:46 pm

    I’m 67, when I was in my late 40’s, I developed a lot of pain in my hips & shoulders, especially in the mornings. I ended up going to a rheumatologist (Dr. David Petros) who said he did not know the exact cause of my pain but he was going to use the descriptive term of PMR. He put me on a regiment of daily prednisone, tapering back as my pain would allow. After about a year the pain went away. 3 or 4 yrs. later it came back, he put me back on the exact same regiment, pain went away after about 1 1/2 yrs. After 3 or 4 more years the pain came back, this time in my wrists. Same regiment as before, this time it took about 2 yrs. for pain to subside. I haven’t had this autoimmune issue for going on 8 yrs now 🤔 I did get a moderate case of shingles on my left shoulder blade when I was in my late 50’s, I got the latest shingle vaccine about 6 months ago. Why all this rambling: I was wandering if u thought the Covid vaccine would help or hinder my autoimmune issues? I’ve already had the initial Pfizer dose before I listened to your Podcast 😳

    • William Curtis MD August 18, 2021, 11:54 am

      Sorry, through a glitch of technology, I never saw this message. How did it go with the Pfizer vaccine?

  • Don March 6, 2021, 12:02 am

    Hi DR Curtiss
    What if your immune system isnt working well to start with ? should it be taken,In 2019 september 17 i got the flu shot,2 weeks later i had the flu,i was prescribed antibitocs got better but continued to stay sick every month till janurary 2020 so im kind of reluctant to take another flu shot or the covid vaccine,thanks for your work on the covid blog

    • William Curtis MD August 18, 2021, 11:52 am

      With the exception of advanced autoimmune conditions or active cancer therapy, I suspect immunization is a plus vs risking COVID 19 infection.

  • Mike Kelley August 8, 2021, 8:10 am


    Can you give us an update on your thoughts about he safety and efficacy of the mRNA vaccines? Can you post any links to the sources you trust for information about these vaccines? I’m reading a lot of concerning things about these about the vaccines.
    I stopped getting vaccines when I got out of the military, and don’t get sick as frequently or of as severely.

    Thank you for the podcast


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