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mRNA vaccines for Covid and immunosuppression

Tesscorm

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Hi all,

Very exciting and positive news on the results of the two vaccines!! YAY!!

However, I have a question... are mRNA vaccines considered 'live' vaccines? Can someone on a biologic or any immunosuppressive medication safely receive these vaccines? I brought this up weeks/months ago on another thread but there was never any consensus...

I found an article discussing mRNA vaccines but, unfortunately, I don't fully understand all the material.

It states that mRNA vaccines are non-infectious, so I 'think' that means it would be safe but I'm not sure if I'm understanding the details correctly.

Anyone have any thoughts??

https://www.frontiersin.org/files/A...00594-HTML-r1/image_m/fimmu-10-00594-t001.jpg

(Also posted this to the Research subforum)
 

my little penguin

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The issue is what they attach the covid spikes to get it into the body to trigger a response
Some used adenovirus version that most adults haven’t seen ... not sure which ones ...
Found this




Ds had adenovirus once abd was required to stop humira
So I don’t really know
Please ask your son’s Gi
Pziefer and moderna use different things I think in each
But need to do more research


 

Tesscorm

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Thanks for the links, MLP. They actually explain a lot!

I don't know if you remember a couple of years ago, there was a question if S had adenovirus or reactive arthritis. The bloodwork for adenovirus was tested at a public health lab and, with government bureaucracy/size, S never did receive the results! After the symptoms went away on their own, he had no more interest in continuing to follow up (and, as he was an adult, I couldn't do it for him). While it may have no bearing, I wish I knew now if he did have adenovirus and has built up antibodies (although, I'm sure that can be tested).

Thanks again! Although I still don't have an answer to whether S can have these vaccines, it all makes much more sense now!
 

Tesscorm

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For anyone who is interested... I just realized my link was to only one image within the article.

Here is a link to the full article

 
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