My first bout with Alopecia was about 8 months after the death of my father. I just turned 10 years old. We were still living in the old country, and I was treated with novocaine injections under my scalp in the area affected. Within 6 weeks, this new hair resembling a rough brush was growing like crazy. 

Fast forward to 1972. In 1970 we came to the States with our mother, an American citizen. It was tough not knowing the language, not having the many friends we left behind, trying to be assimilated into the American multi-cultural melting pot. Maybe because of all the stress, my Alopecia returned and within 2 years I have lost the hair on my entire body: Alopecia Universalis. Need I say how I felt being a young woman (21) and looking in the mirror? But I never gave up on anything, especially life and, I had an absolutely amazing life, experiences and travels like some people would only dream of.

Fast forward to 2022. Most of us were stressed by the pandemic. By this time, I was already retired. To escape the loneliness, I got a full-time job. My son was attending college and working as a server in a local restaurant. I followed the news about the vaccines and wasn't happy with what I've seen. I decided not to get vaccinated but my son continued to insist that I get the vaccine due to the fact that he works with so many people and may bring the virus to me, one day. He and his girlfriend must have been the first in line when Pfizer announced the availability of the vaccine. And again first in line for the second shot, although my son war pretty ill after both shots and still got the virus just around Christmas 2021. I spoke with a very close friend who happens to be a medical doctor and we decided to take ONLY the first Moderna vaccine which would give us a coverage of 82-84%. That was in May 2021 and three months after the vaccine I started having health issues I never had before: painful joints, bursitis, rashes, under-skin tingling, leg cramps, etc.

The boosters are now coming out and my son is the first line, again. When it was his turn, the vaccine administrator informed him that they ran out of Pfizer but have Moderna which can be used without any problems. And my son accepted to take the Moderna booster. This was December 1st, 2021. In February 2022 my son decided to cut his hair short. Within 2 months of that haircut, my son has lost all his hair and was diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis. Please tell me what you think?

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

And yes, bald is beautiful. God put hair on all heads but he took the most beautiful ones and let them be. 

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Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on August 29, 2022 at 11:53pm

Just to be clear.  Are you asking the community if they believe that the vaccine can trigger alopecia?

Comment by Lilly on August 30, 2022 at 10:03pm

No! I just want an opinion to what I posted. What do you think? 

Comment by Audrey Mendenhall on November 16, 2022 at 1:50am

I have struggled with various stages of Alopecia since age 24-I am now 58. On again off again. Following my Pfizer vaccinations ALL of my hair came out within a short amount of time. It was as if I had used a hair removal product and it washed off my body in the shower. I now have zero hair on my body and zero hope of it ever returning. I am convinced that the Covid vaccinations triggered my Alopecia to advance to Universalis

Comment by Piotr on November 17, 2022 at 6:15pm

There's something with all vaccines that affect us differently, including the covid vaccine. Everybody's immune system is different. In relation to alopecia, when I was 6 years old in Poland, I had flu like symptoms and I was taken to the doctor. He gave me an injection to combat the flu and 2 weeks later my hair started to fall out in patches, then eyebrows, then ultimately turning to universalis.  Whatever the doctor gave me haywired my immune system possibly. You just don't know what can happen after a shot.


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