This article aims to help provide guidance because knowing which vaccinations to get can be confusing. This article will lay out the current United States national recommendations to help you make the proper choices.
Dr. Koffman and Dr. Pleyer discuss the findings from two studies that were previously mentioned in earlier stages of the trial that can be found here. Dr. Pleyer looked at immune response rates in CLL patients after receiving the HEPLISAV-B for preventing hepatitis, and the Shingrix vaccine for preventing
Question I am confused about the use of vaccinations as a CLL patient. Do I still get annual flu vaccinations? IF there is a Covid-19 vaccine should I get it? Should I get the Pneumococcal vaccine? What about a Tetanus Booster? Answer We recommend that CLL patients get all
When it comes to contagious diseases like the flu, CLL patients are among the most vulnerable to infection and serious complications. Due to an impaired immune system, however, the flu vaccine might not give them as much protection as healthy individuals receive. Nevertheless, the flu vaccine is highly recommended
By Brian Koffman, MD and Chris Fegan, MB, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Listen To Audio: Dr. Fegan and I met at a CLL-AN (CLL Advocacy Network) Horizon Forum in Belgrade, Serbia in November 2016 where we discussed the stress of being diagnosed with leukemia in general and in particular,
I was diagnosed with CLL in July 2013. I had a blood test for a sore throat. The lymphocyte count was only 5 – borderline – but it was a shock. My wife and I met with the oncologist who told us we were on “watch and wait”, with