Should People With HIV Get The COVID-19 VACCINE?

Dr Mona & The CDC Say: YES!!!

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that "mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people with underlying medical conditions provided they have not had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine". 

They note that people with HIV might be at increased risk for severe COVID-19 and can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  "However, they should be aware of the limited safety data... People living with HIV were included in the clinical trials. through safety data specific to this group are not yet available at this time".

  • Do people with HIV get the flu vaccine, Hep B vaccine, Hep A vaccine – YES !!! 
  • So, they should get the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Dr. Mona says: “In fact, people with HIV SHOULD likely get the COVID-19 vaccine more than others because of the potential immunocompromised state”.
  • Dr. Mona says: “No theoretical increased risk with the mRNA vaccine compared to any other vaccine already being given (it does not have any live virus in it; it does not integrate into DNA)”.

Dr. Mona Loutfy, Infectious Diseases Specialist Maple Leaf Medical Clinic
Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Here is a great article by a leading HIV Advocate, Ace Robinson, responding to many of your questions about COVID-19 Vaccine Mistrust.
He serves communities disproportionately impacted by HIV, COVID-19, and associated illnesses as NMAC's director of strategic partnerships in the USA.