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Can I get a covid covid vaccine even if I still have a

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Can I get a covid covid vaccine even if I still have a little effusion left from Covid pneumonia?

Hello. This is Dr Geyik and I will be assisting you today.

Can I please ask when you first had Covid-19?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Aug 6 doctor

Do you currently have any symptoms or have you fully recovered?

The rules are different in different countries but generally you need to wait a certain length of time before you can be vaccinated. You can still get vaccinated if you have only mild effusion and no major symptoms.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Just fast heartbeat doctor at rest 110-115 or 99-105. 120 - 125 when I get up. A phlegm from throat but maybe because of pneumonia recovery. But no fever

In that case, it is better if you wait for your symptoms to fully recover. You’re already protected so you won’t get Covid-19 anytime soon.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
But I read doctor that I can still get Covid if it's a different variant

Yes you can but it is less likely because you have some immunity.
You need to be symptom free before you can be vaccinated.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
What might happen to me doctor if I het the covid and I have fast heartbeat symptoms
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
But no fever and shortness of breath

I suggest you wait a bit longer to recover and then check with your doctor or vaccination centre about the criteria in your area for getting vaccinated since you recently had Covid-19.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
OK doctor thank you also by the way what can you say about my chest x-ray

Fast heartbeat means your body is still recovering from the infection and you need a bit of more time.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Cause my niece got a vaccine doctor but she also has a fast heartbeat. But doctor for effusion, it has no problem?

Are these X-rays from the same day?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
4 weeks in time doctor

If you have mildly raised heartbeat, it should be OK but yours is quite high especially when you get up. So I think you should wait a bit longer.

The X-ray from 8th September shows the infection has almost cleared.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
effusion is just mild doctor and will reabsorbed in time?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Almost? So I still have pneumonia?

No not pneumonia but effusion which is the result of the infection. And yes it will be absorbed over time.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Unlikely for surgery nor drainage doctor?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Also is that a big improvement in four weeks time doctor?

I don’t think it needs draining if it is improving and your breathing is fine.
It is a fairly big improvement in four weeks.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thanks doctor I'm glad to know that

You’re welcome

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Also doctor one question, is my xray looks normal except for effusion? Heart, lungs. Collapsed lung? No other diseases?

The first X-rat does seem to show collapsed lung and it has improved.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
But how anout heart, lungs. And if other findings doctor, looks okay?

Your heart and lungs look fine otherwise.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
doctor everything looks looks normal now except for effusion? And no other abnormalities?

I am not a radiologist but can’t see anything else obvious. You should get a report with your X-ray.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Still waiting for gp after a week or two

The report will give you all the details.