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Covid-19 vaccinations and Vasculitis

zoe69
zoe69Administrator

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Thank you for this comprehensive information

Thank you for this. It is very informative and answers a lot of questions people have been asking.

Thank you

Thank you for the concise, easy to read /understand information on this Zoe. I found it very informative!

Hi, great article.At the end of the article it is mentioned that research is being undertaken at Cambridge and elsewhere with regards to the effectiveness etc of the vaccines re immune suppressed people. Where can we find more information on this?

zoe69
zoe69Administrator in reply to StevenD

As it is ongoing at the moment findings are not published yet. We will have to wait. I hope BSR will make an announcement when the time comes.

PMRpro
PMRpro in reply to zoe69

I sent you a pm asking a question last week - you haven't replied as yet.

zoe69
zoe69Administrator in reply to PMRpro

Sorry, I didn't see it. I will have a look.

Do they need volunteers?

zoe69
zoe69Administrator in reply to StevenD

I haven't seen anything suggesting it. I think all volunteers come from specific clinics so they can be closely monitored.

I see that in the article you kindly guided us to via the link above, it is recommended that those who are shielding should continue to shield after vaccination. There isn't any indication of how long we will need to shield for. Do you have any idea?

PMRpro
PMRpro in reply to amms43

I suspect it will depend on what they find out about how the vaccine affects transmission - and how it works in immunosuppressed subjects. Could be a while ...

amms43
amms43 in reply to PMRpro

Thank you PMRpro. Quite depressing though I had so hoped to be able to rejoin my friends and family before too too long and before II am too old!

PMRpro
PMRpro in reply to amms43

I suppose it is easier for me - I live in Italy, don't see the family f2f very often any way. I've survived OK for nearly 12 months - another few won't hurt ...

John_Mills
John_MillsAdministrator in reply to amms43

I had the vaccine last Friday and was told to continue shielding until I have my second dose in 12 weeks time. I suspect it will be April at the very earliest before we know more.

amms43
amms43 in reply to John_Mills

Well done John! I hope all well.

Thankyou for very informative post most appreciated.

John_Mills
John_MillsAdministrator in reply to scot1

We do our best and we do have a virologist on our team of trustees , he will be adding more detailed information regarding the vaccine itself in due course.

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