I'm going to a trade show in Sept. and possibly another in Oct.
I'm still immune compromised and its probably going to be a long time before my immune system will recover. Due to Covid, I've mostly been working from home but not exclusively - food shopping, restaurants, recently movies again, and endless doctor, PT, and now gym visits, etc.
Being on a plane and in close contact to thousands of people at a trade show is a whole new level of exposure that concerns me.
Evusheld is a pair of shots that provides up to 6 months of protection against catching Covid. It is not a Vaccine. It is not a mRNA or similar tech which requires the immune system to generate a response. Since people with MM have compromised immune systems, we can not produce the results that a vaccine requires. Evusheld provides temporary protection without using the immune system for support (I believe). Search the net - there’s a detailed write up.
Here's a very good article as to what it is and how it works.
Evusheld is a combination of two human monoclonal antibodies, tixagevimab and cilgavimab which targets the surface spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus otherwise known as Covid-19. It is FDA approved for immunocompromised patients like those with MM. Its effectiveness wanes after a number of months, so injections need to be repeated every 6 months.
Evusheld is FDA approved for myeloma patients. Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance should cover the cost👍
I got the Evushld vacines at my 6 week post SCT check up and have had no side effects. That said, I’m still following directions to avoid crowds/group gatherings till 90days post SCT and no air travel - domestic for 6 months, international for 12 months. Better safe than sorry with a compromised immune system.
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