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I am due the Covid vaccine and have a low blood count -

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I am due the Covid vaccine and have a low white blood count - neutrophils - shall I get the vaccine or see my doctor first - I am worried.
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Pre diabetes and high cholesterol- lipoprotein
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no that’s it thank you
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 days ago.

Hi! I am Dr Saleem. Welcome to JA.

Thank you for the question. I will be answering your query shortly.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 days ago.

I understand your concern.

How low are your counts?

Have you got any fever?

Was there any specific reason for this testing?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I will need to get back to you as travelling - but they are very low and always have been it’s legacy. No fever. But worried about having the vaccine given my condition.
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
No phone call yet please
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 days ago.

You can get the vaccine if this is an old problem and if you don't have active fevers at present. It won't cause any harm. The vaccine will still be safe and effective.

Hope that helps.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 days ago.

The request for call is automatically generated by the website. Please ignore that if you don't want a call.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 days ago.

My pleasure.