August 11, 2022

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Immunosuppressive drugs may prevent the body from producing antibodies

COVID-19 vaccine: Immunosuppressive drugs may prevent the body from producing antibodies

 

COVID-19 vaccine: Immunosuppressive drugs may prevent the body from producing antibodies.  Everyone hopes to be vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and their families.

However, in some cases, antibodies will not be produced after vaccination!

A recent analysis by researchers from the Michigan Medical Group found that if you are taking certain drugs, and these drugs may weaken your immune system, then the COVID-19 vaccine will not work properly.

This also means that at least 90,000 American adults under the age of 65 may not be protected by the COVID-19 vaccine.

These drugs that may affect the effectiveness of the vaccine include the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease (a type of enteritis) and so on.

If you have recently taken certain drugs due to arthritis, enteritis, etc., you must pay special attention. These drugs may inhibit the production of antibodies. If you have already scheduled a COVID-19 vaccination, it is best to consult your doctor first.

Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Medicine analyzed the data of 3.2 million private insurance patients and found that about 3%, or about 90,000 Americans, took chemotherapy drugs, such as steroids and other immunosuppressive drugs.

COVID-19 vaccine: Immunosuppressive drugs may prevent the body from producing antibodies

The lead author of the study, Dr. Beth Wallace of the Michigan Medical Research Group, said: Those patients who use immune weakening drugs may respond to the vaccine more slowly, weakly, and in some cases even completely unresponsive.

Based on this database, only people who have bought health insurance are recorded, which means that more people may be affected.

At present, the CDC has not issued vaccination guidelines for these populations. The Michigan Medical Team believes that more research is needed to understand exactly what steps must be taken to help these patients. Methods may include temporarily stopping the use of these suppressions when patients are vaccinated. Medicine or vaccination several times.

 

Researchers from the Michigan Medical Group also emphasized the importance of expanding community vaccination-if most people are vaccinated, then these immunosuppressed patients will be protected even if they are not immune.

As of today, 48.2% of the population in the United States has received the first dose and 38.1% of the population has been fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccine: Immunosuppressive drugs may prevent the body from producing antibodies

Widespread vaccination is naturally a good thing, but if some people cannot produce antibodies, it means that even 75% of people have been vaccinated, it does not mean that 75% of people have been immunized…True herd immunity is still difficult to achieve.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association earlier this month found that 46% of 658 patients who had undergone transplantation were vaccinated with 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but they did not produce antibodies.

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington reported that in their study, about 15% of patients with autoimmune diseases did not develop an antibody response.

For the general population, the production of antibodies after vaccination also varies from person to person.

Health officials emphasized that the body’s immune response will not take effect immediately after vaccination.

It can take up to three weeks or more for full protection after vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

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