COVID-19 Vaccination & Epilepsy

Most people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill. While anyone can develop severe illness due to COVID-19, the elderly and those with certain underlying medical conditions are at greatest risk.

People with epilepsy should speak with their health care team or medical provider about their specific risks for COVID-19 and severe illness as well as steps they can take to reduce their risks.

Authored By:

Elaine Wirrell MD

on Friday, December 11, 2020

Reviewed By:

Elaine Wirrell MD
Epilepsy Foundation Advocacy
Jacqueline French MD

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