The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned immunocompromised people that the Covid-19 vaccine may not have been effective for them and encouraged them to take precautions as if they hadn’t been vaccinated.
“Immunocompromised people should be educated about the potential for a reduced immune response to COVID-19 vaccines and to follow current prevention measures (including wearing a mask, staying 6 feet away from others they don’t live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated interior spaces) to protect against COVID-19 until advised otherwise by your doctor, “according to the CDC website.
The CDC did not go so far as to tell the millions of immunocompromised people in the United States to get an additional injection of a Covid-19 vaccine, noting that “the safety, efficacy and benefit of additional vaccine doses against COVID-19 in immunocompromised people continues to be evaluated ».
A federal official told CNN that “CDC is reviewing ongoing research that explores the possibility that the immunocompromised may benefit from an additional dose.”
Some immunocompromised people have received additional doses of the vaccine alone, and a study conducted last month by Johns Hopkins researchers suggested that an extra injection could help raise levels of Covid-19 antibodies for some organ transplant recipients who they did not have a complete response to their original vaccinations.
On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor, acknowledged the reality that some people are acting ahead of official recommendations, noting that there are individual doctors “right now who are saying, ‘I want to do what I can with someone who may have a lower level of immunity. ‘”
On Friday, the CDC said data suggests vaccine response could be reduced for several groups, including organ transplant recipients, people who are receiving chemotherapy for cancer, people who have certain blood cancers, and people receiving dialysis or taking certain drugs that suppress the immune system.
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is expected to discuss additional doses for immunocompromised individuals at its July 22 meeting.
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