So I'm wondering how many people that are currently getting treatment for MM received their covid shot and it actually took?
Mine didn't how ever my regular oncologist would like me to get the booster plus the flu shot. Now I'm thinking why would I put more drugs in my body that aren't going to work.
When I got my covert shot I had to take 6 weeks off from chemo but the shots still didn't take. So now on paper I. Vaccinated but I'm really not.
I have had the two Moderna shots within 6 months of each other. I have had the booster shot too. I also received both flu shots (22 or 23 and 13) I still mask up and sanitize as if I didn't take them. I know some people like Colen Powell who was fully vaccinated and had MM but caught the virus and passed away. I am just trying to make sure I use all the tools given to me to fight the infection if I were to get it. I don't want to say while I am laying in the hospital that I wish I had did anything to.help myself but I didn't. It's my understanding that if you are vaccinated and you catch the virus you probably won't need to be hospitalized and you probably won't die. Who knows since all our bodies are different but at least I am allowing myself a fighting chance with MM lurking g in the background d.
We still wear a mask everywhere also. He still hasn't gotten any of his childhood vaccines yet.
I had all my childhood shots post SCT between last and early this year. Subsequently all 3 COVID (Pfizer) shots. I had the flu, and shingles shots just this month all with very minor reactions. I had blood work done and showed that I had the presence of the antibodies just not how much. Each person will of course have different outcomes but mine were great. Best wishes and Merry Christmas.
Cohofly best of luck with your SCT. I'm send 🙏 your way that everything goes smoothly. I wouldn't get the shot because like you said they are going to kill off everything anyway. However once your done I would only because if you did get covid your symptoms will be less. My sister who is vaccinated just got covid and if she didn't have to get tested because of her job she would have never know she had it. It was like a reg cold. Few days not feeling great but she was still up and doing everything.
Keep us posted on your progress with SCT. I'm still to scared to have it.
I got Moderna (1st and 2nd) too. I felt awful after each shot.I had generalized aches and pains that lasted for weeks. They suggested a booster dose but I told my doctor what's the point when I don't have antibodies to fight it off. I'm taking a medicine that is suppressing my antibodies. Between the adverse effect of pain and whatever "little protection" (per MD) the vaccine will give, at least my doctor said it's my own to decide weighing the pros and cons of my vaccine effect experience. Just heard in the news (tail end of it by the guest MD ) about a new pill (vaccine) targeting immunocompromised folks with lymphoma, multiple myeloma etc. The guest doctor said research found it very effective for this population and are waiting for FDA approval. Did anybody hear of this as well?
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