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Vaccinated but Not Protected—Living Immunocompromised During the Pandemic

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CLL patients are not the only ones struggling with how to cope as the world opens up to most of those who have been vaccinated, but also the 3% or so who are immune-compromised have been left behind.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published this moving opinion piece by a 37-year-old emergency room doctor in San Francisco, Dr. Lindsay Ryan, MD, San Francisco VA Medical Center.

We get it.

Telling our stories in the news, locally and nationally is one way that we can try to ensure that we don’t get left behind as the world becomes riskier for us while becoming safer for others who are once again gathering and removing their masks.

CLL Society will be publishing more stories about our dilemma over the next few weeks.

Write us at [email protected] with your stories and we will share them here.

Stay strong. We are all in this together.

Brian Koffman MDCM (retired) MS Ed
Co-Founder, Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer
CLL Society