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      Price Wooldridge

        It makes sense that the enhanced antibodies from IVIG immunoglobulin therapy (which I’m currently on), could affect the body’s response to the Covid vaccine. Do I have any expert or anecdotal evidence? I do not. People are talking about it, but I’ve not read any hard evidence, perhaps because this pandemic and vaccine response is history in the making. We’ve never been through anything like this in my lifetime. Except perhaps the distribution of the Salk polio vaccine, given to us in sugar cubes.
        Bottom line for me, I needed the vaccine as soon as it was available to me, wherever I was in my 4 week IVIG cycle. As it turns out, I got it midway. Was this good or bad? Again, no clue, but I had no flexibility to feel I could pick and choose dates to get the vaccine. I feel extremely lucky that I got called to receive my first one.
        If you have thoughts about this, I’d enjoy hearing them.

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          I had my COVID vaccine booster the day after IVIG, and was ill for over a week, conjunctivitis, full body rash, body pain, vomiting, diarrhea, was horrible. I had asked my doctor if it were OK to have them near and he said yes—HE WAS WRONG. I was on steroids for rash and conjunctivitis for over a week.

          My hematologist said never have it near IVIG and wait mid-way, which I have done since the horrible reaction I had and have not had any issues since the timing.

          Price, your intuition was spot on.

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