13 April 2021
With the Covid-19 vaccine due to be rolled out to high risk populations from May onwards, we asked the CFNZ Clinical Advisory Panel on their advice for the CF community.
The panel advised that all people with CF will be offered an appointment and that it strongly recommends you have the vaccination when it is offered. There is only vaccine product being offered in New Zealand, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and requires two doses. The second dose is given at least three weeks later. It’s very important you get your second dose. You will have the best protection once you have both doses.
Be prepared to feel a little lousy afterwards, with fatigue, muscle aches, and headaches a commonly reported reaction. This should pass within a day or two.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with your clinical team.