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With the development of the monoclonal antibody infusions for COVID, and the ones involved in the PROVENT trial, is it likely or advisable that a patient pre-treat with Benadryl, steroids, etc., as we typically would for a “normal” monoclonal antibody infusion?

Ask the Doctor Question: CLL patients tend to have reactions to monoclonal antibodies (my experience is with Rituxan) typically during their first infusion. With the development of the monoclonal antibody infusions for COVID, and the ones involved in the PROVENT

Has anyone tested to see of CLL patients who catch COVID before being vaccinated and get antibodies treatment, who then get vaccinated, should be given antibodies treatment regularly along with boosters? Would that keep their antibodies level up?

Ask the Lab Scientist Question: Has anyone tested to see of CLL patients who catch COVID before being vaccinated and get antibodies treatment, who then get vaccinated, should be given antibodies treatment regularly along with boosters? Would that keep their antibodies

Reactions and Side-Effects to the COVID-19 Booster Shot

Ask the Doctor Question: My question relates to certain reactions/side-effects to the Booster shot received 8/21/2021, not experienced previously with Pfizer doses 1 and 2 received in January/February 2021: Extreme fatigue, lack of energy, appetite, feeling out of sorts was

Reaction to COVID monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments

Ask the Doctor Question: I had four successive adverse “anaphylactoid” reactions to rituximab, (as part of a Fludarabine-Rituximab protocol here in Vancouver, Canada) before that treatment was abandoned. Am I at greater than usual risk of anaphylactoid reaction to the

Can I get monoclonal antibody infusions from my oncologist?

Ask the Doctor Question: During CLL Society’s COVID Virtual Community meeting on 9/24, did I understand Dr. Lamanna to say she is routinely giving her CLL patients prophylactic pre-exposure monoclonal antibody infusions? If so, can I get this from my oncologist?