Transient akathisia after the SARS-Cov-2 vaccine

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We describe a case of transient akathisia after the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Movement disorder symptoms such as parkinsonism have been described after other vaccinations and acute COVID-19 infection. This suggests a potential vulnerability of the extrapyramidal system to the immune response against even a component of the virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100098
JournalClinical Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Akathisia
  • Covid-19 Vaccine
  • SARS-Cov-2 Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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