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Has Anyone Used Evusheld - Any Side Effects Or Issues With It ? Any Other Preventative Meds Used Besides The Covid Shots ?

Has Anyone Used Evusheld - Any Side Effects Or Issues With It ? Any Other Preventative Meds Used Besides The Covid Shots ?

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.

Thanks

posted about 1 month ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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.

https://theconversation.com/how-does-the-covid-...

edited, originally posted about 1 month ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Evusheld is FDA approved for myeloma patients. Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance should cover the cost👍

posted about 1 month ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Hi Donna - Yes, I expect you’re correct about losing it. In my case I haven’t had a transplant - no plans unless the future mandates the need, which I consider to be very unlikely.

posted about 1 month ago
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