I got my 1st COVID vax in Jan. 2021, and my 2nd in Feb. 2021. But since I've been reading a lot lately about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines with folks who have CLL, I knew I had to find out if the shots worked with me. So, when I had my regular family-doctor check up earlier this week, I asked him to include a test for COVID antibodies in my panel of blood tests. As I feared, the test revealed ZERO antibodies. The doc looked me in the eye and said, "You're not protected!" He then suggested I talk to my oncologist about the matter... I'm still awaiting her response.
I'm Stage 0, and was diagnosed in Feb. 2020. Since it's so early into the progression of the CLL, I had fearfully hoped that the two shots would afford some protection. WRONG! I'm @ absolute ZERO!
I urge everyone with CLL who has been fully vaccinated (as I was), to ensure that the test for COVID antibodies is included with your battery of blood tests. And above all, DON'T GET COCKY AND BE TO QUICK TO VENTURE BACK INTO THE WORLD (AS I DID), THINKING YOU'RE SAFE. That may not(?) be the case!