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In general, you think someone in my position should be running out and getting this booster – or – should wait for more studies to be done on CLL patients re: effectiveness and safety. Since we don’t make antibodies well, I’m wondering if we are like a bucket with a hole in it?

Ask the Doctor Question: With the new authorization for the immunocompromised to be able to get a third COVID-19 booster, do you recommend I get this right away or wait until studies are done on CLL patients to see if

Ask the Doctor: If the immunocompromised who are fully vaccinated are at a HIGHER risk of the stated problems including death, WHY is the booster only “highly recommended?” I am not understanding what appears to be a very dangerous contradiction. Can you clarify this for me?

Question: I am not understanding this information: The fully vaccinated immune-compromised are at much higher risk for breakthrough infections and are at especially higher risk for hospitalization and death compared to the general population who have been vaccinated. If the

Ask the Doctor: Why not get the regular COVID-19 vaccine again?

Question: Why not get the regular COVID-19 vaccine again? Answer: At this time, CLL Society is encouraging all chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines to promptly arrange for a booster unless otherwise directed by their healthcare team. In

Should I start over and get the Moderna vaccine?

Ask the Doctor Question: I received two shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in April, but recently tested negative for the antibodies by my oncologist.  I can now get a third booster shot, but given I have no immunity and