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Coronavirus and You

Resources for Living Well During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This pandemic continues to change rapidly, so always consult your healthcare team for the most up-to-date information and advice.

On this webpage, you'll find:

  • Panel discussion on what you need to know about the coronavirus and the vaccine, as of June 2021
  • FAQs about living with MS during the pandemic
  • Additional resources from health and wellness organizations
  • Emotional support resources

COVID-19 Updates: Summer 2021

Panel Discussion, recorded June 1, 2021 

With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely available, many of us find ourselves envisioning a so-called post-pandemic world. However, there are many lingering questions for people living with MS. You may still be wondering, “Is the vaccine safe?” or “Can I get the vaccine if I am on a DMT?” To answer the latest questions around COVID-19, we have brought together a panel of experts to help you chart your course out of pandemic life.

Panelists: 

Roz Kalb, PhD 

Ben Thrower, MD 

Megan Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN



Resources & FAQs

Ask the Can Do Team

What can I wear for a facemask if I get overheated easily due to my MS? 

Do you have any tips to deal with the anxiety of COVID-19?  

Can my MS increase the risks from COVID-19? 


Additional Resources

National MS Society: COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People Living with MS

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: COVID-19 and MS Pathfinder

The Cleveland Clinic: Multiple Sclerosis & Vaccinations

MS Living Well: Multiple Sclerosis & Vaccines, including COVID-19 


As we continue to navigate the pandemic, the Can Do Team is here to help! Reach out with your questions below.


Wellness & Mental Health

Remain Resilient and Healthy as the Pandemic Continues

Tips for Mindfulness, Meditation, and Breathing

By Ann Mullinix, Occupational Therapist

WATCH

Tips for Nourishing Your Spirituality

By Roz Kalb, PhD, and Rhonda Canby

WATCH

Tips for Telemedicine (Podcast)

By Megan Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN

LISTEN

Tips for Sleep (Podcast)

By Megan Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN

LISTEN

Emotional Resilience


This Emotional Resilience series offers practical tools, strategies, and insights to help you and your support partner develop problem-solving and resiliency skills. 

EXPLORE


The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing so always consult your healthcare team for the most up-to-date information. Content on this website is for educational use only and should not be construed as medical advice. Can Do MS is not responsible for the accuracy or residual effects of the information provided, nor do we endorse any information on third-party hyperlinks or references to specific entities or strategies.


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