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Our staff are continuing to work from home and as such our shop is not sending out orders. However we are still sending out information resources. These can take up to 3-4 weeks under the current circumstances.

Covid 19 Vaccine

With a current rollout of the Pfizer vaccine across the UK, and others awaiting approval, people with fibromyalgia may be wondering about when they will become eligible for it and whether there are any consideraritions for them. Our advice is to follow your GPs instructions and ontain the vaccine as soon as you can. Your GP will direct you appropriately and having the vaccine is the idea way to avoid having covid on top of fibromyalgia. There are no fibromyalgia specific reasons to delay having it but individual circumstances will dictate when you receive.

Info about risk from Corona Virus

We have had a few enquiries about corona virus (Covid-19) on our helplines and other communication channels. People are interested in how it may affect people with fibromyalgia. We have also had requests about whether we could perhaps help them as they have felt they need to self-isolate.

First of all we are a small charity so providing individual help like this would not be something we could do. On how people with our condition will be affected by the virus or whether we are more at risk than people without it, it is hard to give an accurate answer.

The diversity within our community in terms of additional conditions, age, and other factors is great. There is no one size fits all advice. Generally speaking a diagnosis of fibromyalgia will not make you a vulnerable person to this virus. If your social interactions are curtailed due to fibromyalgia, you may be at less risk than the majority of people.

However, there are many in our community that are older, or have other co-morbid conditions including those that do compromise the immune system so these people will need to judge their individual risk.

The overriding advise at present is to take sensible steps to avoid becoming infected in the first place. Increased hand washing and being aware of the current guidance from the NHS. This is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Again, we do not believe there are any special requirements for someone with fibromyalgia and a common-sense approach is required.

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