Being safe while living with epilepsy is very important.
Your safety can be at risk during a seizure, as you may:
These events can put you at risk for injuries and accidents, particularly:
Some situations carry extra risk for someone with epilepsy, such as:
You need to plan for your own safety in case a seizure happens. Think about safety at home, safety in the workplace, and how people around you can help you stay safe. Here are some things you can do no matter where you are:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that:
Older adults and some people with medical conditions who get COVID-19 have a greater risk of severe illness or death.
Most people living with epilepsy are not at a greater risk of getting COVID-19.
Talk with your epilepsy doctor about your personal risks of COVID-19.
People living with epilepsy who have other medical problems could be at higher risk of severe COVID-19 compared to those with epilepsy who don’t have other medical problems. Talk with your epilepsy doctor if you have these problems:
Talk to your epilepsy doctor or pharmacist about your personal risks and benefits of getting the vaccine.