Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people with epilepsy? A cross-sectional study

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Ozdemir H. N. , DERE B. , GÖKÇAY F. , GÖKÇAY A.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10072-022-05956-6
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Keywords: Epilepsy, COVID-19, Vaccine, Safety, ILAE COMMISSION, SEIZURES


Background COVID-19 disease was first seen in December 2019 and was declared a pandemic soon after. To fight the pandemic, there is an immense need for effective vaccines. The purposes of our study were to investigate the effect of coronavirus vaccines on seizures in people with epilepsy (PWE) and assess the adverse events of COVID-19 vaccine in PWE.