Can HIV+ health workers safely have the COVID-19 vaccine?
Are there any concerns with HIV+ people receiving a COVID-19 vaccination offered in the UK?
I am an NHS patient-facing worker so may be offered vaccination soon, possibly among the first wave of vaccinations.
My CD4 count is good, and I have already caught (and had a positive anitbody test for) COVID. Thanks.
Thanks for your question and for letting us post the answer online.
COVID vaccines are very safe for HIV positive people. If you are a key worker that gets offered the vaccine, this is strongly recommended.
Being HIV positive is also included as a medical reason for getting the vaccine (in priority group 6 and possible also group 4.
The vaccines are also still recommended even if you already had COVID-19.
There are about 45 other Q&As about the COVID vaccines at this link
Q&As on COVID vaccines: safety, effective, dosing, ethnicity, chemsex?
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