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  • Brian Druker
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1 month 4 weeks ago
COVID Vaccine for CML patients?

I am recommending the vaccine for my CML patients with the main exception being in people who carry Epi pens for severe allergies. In this case, I would weigh risks and benefits a bit more closely – how much exposure to COVID patients do they have, how severe have the allergic reactions been, can they be observed closely for 30 minutes to an hour after vaccination? Assuming they are not in this category, and the leukemia is reasonably well controlled, I do not view them as immune compromised, so the vaccine should be as effective as in anyone else and there is nothing about their leukemia, or their CML treatment that should cause any problems.
Brian Druker

ORIGINAL QUESTION:
Are you recommending your CML patients get the Covid vaccine? My patient is a front line emergency worker and on Gleevec. CML has been well controlled for 6 years.

  • Anonymous
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1 month 4 weeks ago
COVID Vaccine for CML patients?

Are you recommending your CML patients get the Covid vaccine? My patient is a front line emergency worker and on Gleevec. CML has been well controlled for 6 years.