Vaccine Response in Immunosuppressed
I have RA and take HCQ, Sulphasalazine and prednisolone 3mg.
I am taking part in a research study on covid. Last month they asked if my household would do monthly antibody tests.The tests detect antibodies from covid infection and also vaccine induced antibodies. The study is tracking how long they last.
My husband and I did the test 5 weeks after the first dose of vaccine (AZ).
He was negative for covid antibodies and positive for vaccine antibodies as we expected.
I was negative for both. So zero antibody response to vaccine.
There was a report last week about cancer patients not having an immune response to Pfizer. They found that the booster only worked if given earlier.
Since I was vaccinated because of ECV it’s quite a concern.
The study are not interested in individuals they are tracking for statistical purposes.
I'm interested as to whether you know what research is being done specifically into those who are likely to mount less of an immune response?
I understand that shielding still continues etc. It's just that joy of being vaccinated has been somewhat destroyed by the thought that it may not work for me.