Earlier this month, SpinalCure released a video with Dr Sachin Shetty, Director of the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Royal Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and SpinalCure Board Director, addressing the concerns and questions about the COVID vaccine for people with spinal cord injuries.

“My recommendations for people with a disability, particularly with Spinal Cord Injuries, where there is a risk of some degree of compromising respiratory system happening, is to take up any vaccine that is around. Be it flu vaccine or Pneumovax, as it would reduce the risk of complications from these conditions. The same principles apply, when you take the vaccine against Covid you reduce the risk…you actually significantly reduce the risk of any complications happening from coronavirus.”

In the video, Dr Shetty highlights:

  • The COVID-19 vaccine significantly reduces the risk of any complications happening from the Coronavirus
  • If you are unvaccinated you are subjecting yourself to very high risk
  • Any risk factors or complications from the vaccination are extremely rare
  • If you are recovering from a spinal cord injury it is more important that you get the vaccine
  • Make sure not only you are vaccinated, but that the people around you are too – this offers another degree of protection.

Watch the complete video:

And for more information on Covid-19 vaccines visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/vaccination