Health & Fitness Trans people share joy after desperately-needed COVID-19 vaccine drive: ‘I felt human’

18:48  21 june  2021
18:48  21 june  2021 Source:   pinknews.co.uk

Covid vaccine and breastfeeding: Can you breastfeed after having the Covid vaccine?

  Covid vaccine and breastfeeding: Can you breastfeed after having the Covid vaccine? COVID vaccines in the UK have been being administered for months now as nearly half the adult population has received at least a first dose. But can you breastfeed after having the Covid vaccine? © Getty Covid vaccine and breastfeeding: vaccine "Evidence on COVID-19 vaccines has also been reviewed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the regulatory bodies in the US, Canada and Europe and has raised no concerns about safety in pregnancy."The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recognised that the potential benefits of vaccination are particularly important for some pregnant women.

Smriti Mishra et al. posing for the camera © Provided by PinkNews

At least 70 trans people were vaccinated in one day against COVID-19, as part of a successful vaccine drive in India.

Trans people in India are often excluded from social safety nets and the pandemic has been no exception.

The vaccine drive, at SL Raheja Hospital in Mahim, Mumbai, was an effort to reach members of this vulnerable group.

“Many trans members are immunocompromised and are at a greater risk of infection from the virus,” Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a trans activist, told News18.

Tripathi added: “We are extremely happy that a hospital has initiated such a drive, and have helped trans members get vaccinated in a hassle free manner.”

People waiting for first jab are NOT put off by blood clot fears

  People waiting for first jab are NOT put off by blood clot fears Concerns about highly-rare clots have done nothing to deter those waiting for their first dose of the vaccine. Here, Britons tell how they would 'snap someone's hand off' for the jab.A review by the drugs watchdog the MHRA found that by the end of March, 79 out of 20million Britons vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine had suffered blood clots in the brain or arteries, a rate of about one in 250,000.

Trans people in India often lack identification documents, or have documents in the wrong gender, which can exclude them from being vaccinated as part of the public health programme.

Trans people in India can get ID documents in the correct gender through an online portal, without the need for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, but activists point to the fact that many trans people will not have access to a computer.

Another barrier to vaccination is trans people fearing that they will be poorly treated by the vaccination medics.

Dr Amit at the SL Raheja Hospital, who supervised the vaccine drive, said: “The community is often neglected and does not generally fall in the government’s scheme of things… the idea behind the drive is to draw the attention of the government towards such vulnerable groups and provide them a safety net through vaccination.”

Pfizer vaccine efficacy: What protection does Pfizer vaccine give after second dose?

  Pfizer vaccine efficacy: What protection does Pfizer vaccine give after second dose? THE PFIZER Covid vaccine has been given to millions of people around the world, so what protection does the Pfizer vaccine give after a second dose has been administered?For the vaccine to be most effective, the Pfizer vaccine is given in two doses.

Pooja Sharma, who was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sunday’s (20 June) vaccine drive, said she was happy to receive her jab.

“It was my dream to get vaccinated,” Sharma said. “When I got a call about this drive, I was elated and felt I’m also human now. We have always been struggling for a fair treatment. We are not considered humans, but today I feel great even after being pricked.”

Another trans person, Ganga, who was vaccinated said that organisers of the drive had clearly thought through how to help the trans and wider LGBT+ community.

“It’s a first initiative but I’m glad and hope more such organisation and people come forward to help us,” Ganga said. “It’s true that many are reluctant, but today after taking the jab, I feel I’ve contributed to this fight against coronavirus.”

“If you still haven’t got a jab, have patience it will come to you. Till that time, wear a mask, follow protocol and still you can do your bit.”

Trans men ‘let down’ and in ‘extreme distress’ as NHS quietly stops life-changing penis surgery .
Finlay Games is a trans man who, as part of his transition, had a series of operations to construct a penis, which is known as phalloplasty. “I am a functioning man precisely because of this surgery,” Finlay says. “I’ve got my own business. I’ve graduated, I’ve written a book, and all of these things are because of transition.” “Nobody in their right mind would choose this, we have to – because the opposite is pain and not wanting to be here. “I didn’t want to live before, I had no hope. And that’s what this surgery does.” Finlay had phalloplasty – also known as bottom or lower surgery – several years ago now on the NHS.

usr: 0
This is interesting!