We've had several posts questioning if having a pacemaker constitutes a risk factor for Covid19.
Since I am in the age group to be vaccinated now, last night I made a vaccination appointment through our local health department. After the ususual data collecting questions about age, DOB, and address, the form listed risk factors and asked me to check off all the conditions I had.
What intersted me most about the list** was what wasn't there. Although diabetes, obesity, overweight, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension were mentioned, pacemaker and arrythmia were not.
In the end the only box I checked was "Asthma."
So there you have it folks. Having a pacemaker is not considered a risk factor by the NC Dept of Health.
**I am so sorry I can't post the list here. Unfortunately, I didn't think of copying the list at the time, and the website is closed now.