Covid vaccine

I have a Boston scientific 3 lead.  Wondering if anyone with the same device has gotten their covid vaccine?  I'm on the wall of getting one however want to hear from similar that have.  My dr can't tell me yes or no due to liability issues I guess.  


CRT-D 3 lead Biotronik

by Tulp - 2021-06-01 20:37:17

I have a 3 lead Biotronik ICD

Got my 2 Pfizer shots. Had reserves, but my doctor said I should because of my CHF.


COVID vaccine

by Julros - 2021-06-01 22:11:50

I have a 3 lead Boston Scientific. And I am a public health nurse who has at various times in the last year : done testing where I was right in the face of COVID victims, done case investigation where I interviewed people who feared they had infected their elderly parents, and administered vaccines.

I got vaccinated as soon as I possibly could, in January. I had the Moderna, and felt a huge relief that I not only was I protected, but also my spouse who did not qualify until April, my mother-in-law, and my son with significant co-morbidities. 

And if a booster is recomended, I will take that too!

Covid Vaccine

by AgentX86 - 2021-06-02 00:03:04

No matter which pacemaker, or none, you have, it would be foolish not to be vaccinated.  Since you do have a 3-lead pacemaker, it's assumed that you have some sort of cardiomyopathy.  If so, you have comorbities in spades.  A good cas of Covid could put you in a world of hurt.  The downside is negligable.

My wife and I had our second shot (Modena) on February 9th (first January 11th).  My symptoms were minor.  My wife had a classical case of "Moderna arm" but it was more than worth any little discomfort.

I dont see the connection

by dwelch - 2021-06-02 00:32:56

Got my shots in January and February as soon as I was eligible.  3 lead boston scientific...No worries whatsoever.  The only thing to worry about is not protecting yourself.

Evaluate your risk and make a decision

by Pinkit94 - 2021-06-02 00:40:50

 I have an icd + pacemaker, got my Pfizer vaccine as soon as I was deemed eligible March of 2021. I felt very tired after my first shot, and my arm felt sore(felt like after a hard arm workout). With my second shot I was a little bit tired but less than after the first shot. In both instances, side effects went away within a day. My heart is beating the same as before getting my vaccine. Now, I don't think vaccines should be mandatory, as each person can evaluate their risk of getting covid vs. getting a vaccine. Just keep in mind people with preexisting conditions and those who are overweight are at a higher risk for getting severe form of COVID. Evaluate your risks and make a decision. It's ok to change your mind. 

Virus cause more problems than people realise

by quikjraw - 2021-06-02 04:24:10

If you are still on the fence then I urge to google all the things catching viruses cause other than the direct effects. Some are yet to be understood but in general terms the old adage what doesn't kill you makes you stronger is not at all correct for virus and even some bacteria.

HPV for example is frightening and killed both my aunties in their 40s and 50s before a vaccine was available. My daughters will not die from the results of HPV as they have now had the vaccine. 

But as others have said it is your decision to make but do not do your research on Facebook or social media as people do not know what they are talking about on those forum.


by depreal30 - 2021-06-02 16:12:58

Thank you all so much. I have been researching and considering since I was eligible. I will consider to think it all over.  

The virus is worse than you can imagine

by Mike417 - 2021-06-04 18:37:05

In early March of last year I contracted the virus.  My wife said she had not seen me so sick.  I endured severe coughing, severe headaches, muscle and joint pain, extreme fatigue for 3 weeks!  After the 3 weeks I had headaches, fatigue, and felt weak for another 8 months.

I have a single lead Accolade, and I had no hesitation getting the Pfizer vaccine.  I had no symptoms other than my arm being a little sore.  My wife had a sore arm, headache, and fatigue for 2 days.  We are very relieved going out into public now.


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