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The Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO sent an official inquiry to the RA Ministry of Health to find out whether transsexual people undergoing hormone therapy could be vaccinated against COVID-19, and what side effects the vaccine might have.
In response to our inquiry, the RA Ministry of Health answered.
“In response to your inquiry dated 06.09.2021, I would like to inform you that the process of immunization in the Republic of Armenia, including vaccination contraindications, is regulated and conducted in accordance with the requirements of the RA Minister of Health order N21-N of August 17, 2020.
The medical contraindications for preventive vaccinations against coronavirus in Armenia are the same as for all the vaccines.
The only absolute contraindication to the vaccine is anaphylaxis caused by the previous dose of vaccine.
Temporary contraindications to the vaccine are acute diseases with moderate and severe course, as well as exacerbation of chronic diseases.
At the same time, the mentioned transsexual people who are receiving hormone therapy do not have contraindications for vaccination. They can be vaccinated under conservative therapy, that is, without interrupting the use of the hormonal medecine.”
We recommend that all the members of the transgender community be vaccinated, as vaccination can help us avoid complications, protect ourselves and our family members.
RS HRD NGO Team
Sep 17, 2021 Armenia, Yerevan