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SMA Considered High Risk For Covid After Vaccination?

SMA Considered High Risk For Covid After Vaccination?

I have SMA type 3(permanent wheelchair user) and asthmatic , l have been working remotely since pandemic and now my work wants me to go back to the office - l am still anxious even though l am vaccinated. I spoke to my Healthcare provider thinking they could give me a letter for work to state l should continue teleworking since l am high risk. However my Healthcare provider said the opposite that SMA and Asthma is not high risk and only people with auto immune are classed as high risk.

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A mySMAteam Member said:

Thank you LisaAnneBatista

posted 4 months ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

I have type 3 also and My doctor said that I wasn’t high risk because I don’t have breathing issues caused by SMA. I’m not asthmatic so I’m not sure if it depends on the severity of Asthma to be viewed as high risk. Maybe speaking to a pulmonologist would be more helpful.
I know it could be scary going back to work in these times.
Good luck

posted 4 months ago
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