Transient akathisia after the SARS-Cov-2 vaccine

Clin Park Relat Disord. 2021:4:100098. doi: 10.1016/j.prdoa.2021.100098. Epub 2021 Jun 5.


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.

Keywords: Akathisia; Covid-19 Vaccine; SARS-Cov-2 Vaccine.