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Has Anyone Who Received A Stem Cell Transplant Gotten The COVID Vaccine?

Has Anyone Who Received A Stem Cell Transplant Gotten The COVID Vaccine?

I'm almost at my 2 year anniversary of my stem cell transplant (!), I'm still immunosuppressed, and I'm supposed to get the COVID vaccine soon. I was wondering if any stem cell transplant recipients have gotten the vaccine and do they have any side effects? Or anyone who is still immunosuppressed and has gotten the vaccine experienced side effects? I'm excited to worry less about getting COVID but I'm nervous about being put in the hospital for side effects of the vaccine. Any insights would be… read more

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I had a BMT 13 months ago and have received both my Covid shots (Moderna) with no issue at all unless you call a sore arm an issue. My Doctors strongly recommend the vaccination.

posted 9 months ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I got my second Moderna shot 2 days ago and I'm happy to report no side effects. My arm is mildly sore, but we've all been through worse!

posted 9 months ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Hi Scarlett,
I got my second shot of the Pfizer covid vaccine last Thursday. Other than a slightly sore arm, i had no noticeable side effects. My immune system is good, but i still take tachrilimus 1mg twice a day. I am very grateful that I was able to get the vaccine and excited about being able to do more things, like see my new grandson in another 10 days or so. Memorial Sloan Kettering is recommending the vaccine to transplant patients who are at least 6 months out without complications. I got my transplant 18 months ago.

posted 11 months ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I had both of the Moderna shots and felt fine afterwards. No symptoms but I'm on prednisone and that makes it so that my immune system doesn't respond as well to the vaccine. I'll have to continue shielding and isolating myself. My doctor said he'll test me for antibodies in a couple of months.
I'm so sorry to hear you had such a terrible time! Basically all of my immediate family got COVID. My dad got both of the Moderna shots and said he didn't feel well after the second shot the next day, but the day after that was fine. My mom had a bad case of COVID and she was told to wait to get vaccinated because she had the antibodies. She's getting her first dose tomorrow of the Pfizer. My brother got the J&J like a day or so before they announced not to take it. I heard it was creating blood clots in post-menopausal women, so I think he will be ok in that regard.

posted 9 months ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Hi. I am 9 months post transplant, for aml. Just had my second madurna shot. I got sick both times. First one, 101-103 fever, arm sore, aches, pains
Headache, slept a lot. Started 20 hours later. Lasted 1 and 1/2 days.

2nd. Started 6 hours later. Aches pains headache major stomach cramps nausea.
No fever. Cried for hours for pain. Then vomited and was able to sleep. The following day major back pain for 12 hours. Then like magic. All better.

Dr said not to get j&j. Said maybe not enough antibodies.

They say if u have had COVID the side effects are normally worse. True for me. I had COVID.

Let me know how you do

posted 9 months ago
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