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Serie de vacunas contra el COVID-19 Parte III: ¿Quién debe recibir una vacuna contra el COVID-19?

Compartimos información importante sobre cuáles miembros de su familia deben recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19.
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Published
January 27, 2021
Dr. Jill Lundstrom
Board-Certified Pediatrician
Dr. Jill earned her MD at the University of Massachusetts. She believes that all children deserve access to quality healthcare to learn and thrive.

Nuestro equipo de atención ha recopilado todas las preguntas que las familias han hecho durante las últimas semanas. Compartiremos publicaciones de blog semanales y organizaremos seminarios web Pregunte a un médico para responder estas preguntas.


Esta semana compartimos información importante sobre cuáles miembros de su familia deben recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19. Asegúrese de volver la próxima semana para leer la cuarta parte de nuestra serie de vacunas contra el COVID-19: ¿Qué puedo esperar cuando reciba la vacuna contra el COVID-19?

1. Pregunta: ¿Qué edad deben tener los niños para recibir la vacuna?

Respuesta: La vacuna Pfizer está aprobada para personas mayores de 16 años. Tanto Moderna como Pfizer están realizando pruebas para administrar la vacuna a niños mayores de 12 años. Actualmente, se estima que una vacuna pediátrica se aprobará a fines de 2021.


2. Pregunta: Si alguien ya ha tenido COVID, ¿necesita recibir la vacuna?


Respuesta:  
¡Esta es una gran pregunta! Incluso si un miembro de su familia ya ha estado enfermo con el COVID-19, debe recibir la vacuna.

Todavía no sabemos si tiene protección contra el virus después de recuperarse del COVID-19, y no sabemos cuánto tiempo puede durar esta protección. Sin embargo, si ha tenido el COVID-19 recientemente, no debe recibir la vacuna hasta aproximadamente 90 días después del diagnóstico.

Si ha estado expuesto recientemente a alguien que tenía el COVID-19, debe esperar hasta que termine su período de cuarentena antes de recibir la vacuna. Esto ayudará a proteger a las personas que administran las vacunas.

3. Pregunta: ¿Pueden vacunarse las personas con alergias?

Respuesta: Hasta ahora, de decenas de miles de personas en todo el mundo que han sido vacunadas con la vacuna Pfizer, tres personas informaron reacciones alérgicas graves. Estos casos se están evaluando para determinar exactamente cuáles fueron las reacciones y qué alergias (si las hay) han tenido estas personas. Antes de recibir la vacuna, debe tener una conversación con su médico sobre sus alergias.

Actualmente, los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas permanezcan controladas durante 15 minutos después de vacunarse. Si ha tenido una alergia grave a una vacuna o una anafilaxia grave, los CDC recomiendan que se quede durante 30 minutos después de que se vacunan.

4. Pregunta: ¿La vacuna funciona para las personas mayores?

Respuesta: Los ensayos clínicos de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 han demostrado que es tan eficaz para las personas mayores como para cualquier otro grupo de edad que reciba la vacuna.

5. Pregunta: Estoy inmunosuprimido y / o tengo un problema médico de alto riesgo: ¿es seguro para mí recibir la vacuna contra el COVID?


Respuesta: ¡Sí!
Los CDC recomiendan ABSOLUTAMENTE que las personas inmunodeprimidas o que tengan problemas médicos de alto riesgo se vacunen. Recuerde que esta no es una vacuna viva. Como resultado, la vacuna es mucho menos riesgosa que infectarse con el COVID-19. Si le preocupa recibir la vacuna, debe hablar con su médico.

6. Pregunta: Tengo un trastorno autoinmune; ¿Tendré un brote cuando me pongan la vacuna?

Respuesta: No se espera que las personas con enfermedades autoinmunes tengan "brotes" después de recibir la vacuna. No se observaron brotes en ninguno de los datos revisados ​​de la vacuna Pfizer; o en infecciones activas por el COVID-19.

7. Pregunta: ¿Pueden las mujeres embarazadas o lactantes recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19?

Respuesta: Actualmente, tenemos información limitada sobre cómo la vacuna puede afectar a este grupo. La decisión de que una mujer embarazada o lactante reciba la vacuna es una decisión individual basada en el riesgo de exposición y una discusión con su médico.

Después de recibir la vacuna, deberá continuar usando una mascarilla, distancia social y lavarse las manos. Si tiene preguntas sobre cómo recibir la vacuna para su familia, consulte a su médico.


Asegúrese de registrarse en nuestra serie de seminarios web Pregunte a un médico para obtener más información sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19 y lea el próximo blog de nuestra serie: ¿Qué puedo esperar cuando reciba la vacuna contra el COVID-19?

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Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
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The Hazel doctor listened as the mother shared her concerns and frustrations. Hazel reassured her that they would find the right services for her child. After the initial visit, the Hazel doctor partnered with the school counselor and the student’s mother to identify resources and counseling services that are a good fit.
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Hazel called home, and the student’s mother confirmed her diagnosis. They discussed how to help manage the child’s stress, and Hazel offered to connect the child with counseling resources through the school. The mother was very grateful for the guidance and was eager to get her child help during a stressful time.
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