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Hi, my name is Rubygirl! Could my high blood pressure be caused by the coronavirus vaccine?

Rubygirl
Rubygirl Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi everyone just joining this group as I am interested in the Covid vaccines and their safety

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  • Rubygirl
    Rubygirl Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I am wondering if anyone has had a significant rise is blood pressure soon after receiving both Astra Zenica shots?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,742 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    There are lots of discussion on the vaccine on here but not seen anything related to increase in blood pressure 

    I suppose it depends on if the blood pressure is checked before and after 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 539 Pioneering
    edited October 21
    Hi @Rubygirl

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. Unfortunately, we don't provide medical advice here at Scope. In this instance, I think you would benefit more from speaking to a medical practitioner. However, we do have a section on our forum about COVID-19 more generally and a section about Coronavirus Vaccines. If you are interested, you can access them at https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussions/tagged/covid-19 and https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussions/tagged/coronavirusvaccine. I hope this helps but if you have any further questions or anything else we can support you with, please do not hesitate to reach out to us again  :)
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,997 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rubygirl - & welcome to the community. You should have received a leaflet when you had your first vaccination, which lists the possible side-effects. There is however info on the different types of vaccine online. Here's the one about the AstraZeneca vaccine: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca/information-for-uk-recipients-on-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 539 Pioneering
    Much appreciated, thanks @chiarieds. Looks like a great resource  :)
    I am a Scope volunteer. I have knowledge about the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.
  • Rubygirl
    Rubygirl Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks everyone who welcomed me to the group or commented on my question. I was just unsure if the vaccine may have caused this rise in blood pressure that was normal at last ready 1 year earlier and thought there could have been others who had the same thing happen to them.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,742 Disability Gamechanger
    Blood pressure will be different each time and lots of factors make it change some very simple like exercise , fluid intake , standing or sitting just to jame a few 

    It would be impossible to say the exact reason especially as you are comparing to a year ago 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,575

    Scope community team

    Hi @Rubygirl :) From taking a look at the patient information leaflet, it doesn't look as though high blood pressure is a recognised side effect. 

    As the others have said, a high blood pressure reading can be caused by lots of different things. Have you spoken to your GP, so that they can investigate what might be causing your high blood pressure? 
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