Does the Kovid-19 vaccine work on those with weak immunity? What does the new research say
Even after getting vaccinated, it is important to take precautions.   |  Photo Credits: BCCL
Washington: If someone has low immunity, will the Kovid-19 vaccine be effective on him? Probably not as much as a healthy person would, but vaccines do provide some degree of protection.
That’s why people with a weakened immune system due to illness or certain medicines are also advised to get vaccinated. It is essential that your family, friends and carers are vaccinated to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through them.
Those with weak immunity have to take more precautions
About three percent of American adults have a weakened immune system. These include people living with HIV or AIDS, people who have had any type of transplant, certain cancer patients, and people with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmune disorders such as lupus.
COVID-19 vaccination has not been studied in many people with weakened immune systems. But limited data and experience with flu and pneumonia vaccines show that these vaccines are less effective in such people than in healthy people. This means that people with weakened immunity should take precautions such as wearing masks and avoiding crowds.
Avoidance is necessary even after getting vaccinated
Dr. Ajit Limay, a transplant specialist at the University of Washington in Seattle, said it’s important to take the same precautions you were taking before getting vaccinated. According to the guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, almost all cancer patients should be vaccinated as soon as possible, but those undergoing stem cell transplant or CAR T-cell therapy should be vaccinated at least three months after treatment. This delay will make them more likely to be affected by the vaccine. French guidelines recommend a third dose of COVID-19 for organ transplants and those with weakened immune systems.
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