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My 87 y.o. mother was diagnosed with CLL about 10 years ago. Over that time, her primary care doctors have advised her not to get live vaccinations, such as for measles and shingles. I noticed the yet-to-be-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is considered a live virus. I imagine my mother should avoid that vaccine, right?
From Dr. Koffman
Thanks for your question. The vaccine is non-replicating and most CLL doctors believe it to be safe for their patients.
Please check out my article on vaccines for CLL patients: https://cllsociety.org/2021/01/cll-societys-official-statement-concerning-sars-cov-2-vaccine-in-cll-patients/
It should answer most of your questions.