All information relating to COVID-19 and Myasthenia Gravis can be found here all in one place.
Update April 2021
Ontario has included Myasthenia Gravis patients as “Individuals with High Risk Chronic Conditions”. This allows MG patients access to vaccinations at any time. In BC, stating you have MG which is a high risk chronic condition, may allow you quicker access to vaccinations.
Further to the article on masks in the Spring 2021 newsletter, there is a website called “Humasks” which allows one to buy masks with varying degrees of safety at a reasonable cost.
Covid Vaccine Update, January 2021:
The studies done to test the Covid Vaccine did not include people who are immune suppressed. The neurologists at the NMDU at Vancouver General Hospital, consulted with other doctors who have immune suppressed patients. The consensus is that patients who are on immune suppressing drugs, such as prednisone, Imuran, and Cellcept can have the vaccine as long as they are asymptomatic. That means no MG symptoms and are being maintained by these drugs or similar ones.
The vaccine is very effective and it is felt that the benefits of having the vaccine far outweigh the possible side effects.