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Thanks for so much valuable information being shared!I find myself continually checking to be sure I am informed on the most current updates regarding CLL and Covid.
So here is my question. My husband and I got our second dose of Moderna a week ago. I know it takes a few weeks to reach its peak protection. But what can change for me as a CLL patient in full remission, ( all my labs are within normal limits) on Acalibrutinib? Can I go inside a store fully masked to buy groceries? Can I take my car to get an oil change and wait for it inside the building fully masked and distanced? Can I begin to resume some safe distanced visits with other fully vaccinated and masked friends and family inside? I really need some additional guidance. My husband asked me today what has changed and I was not able to answer his question. We have been very isolated for a year. I understand that the vaccines are being studied as I write this, but we are really trying to figure out our new, safe normal.
Thanks for the million dollar question.
I don’t want to depress you, but we have no idea what if any protection is proffered to CLL patients with the vaccine
The general consensus is that until we have the okay that there is some combination of the all’s clear in the community due to herd immunity with the virus mostly is in the rear view mirror, data that those vaccinated don’t transmit, and data that the vaccine works for us.
Hang on. I am vaccinated too and am figuring the angles to be able to re-engage in the world. I am optimistic.