← Return to Moderna Vaccine not Creating antibodies for Transplant Patients

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@terry14

I've been hearing about a medication called Remiron that is being considered for immunosuppressed people that haven't had an immune response to the Covid vaccine. I haven't asked my transplant team about their thoughts on this treatment so haven't got my hopes up yet, but it does sound promising. I'll ask at my virtual clinic appointment next week.

From my layman's perspective, it sounds like you are injected with the antibodies that your immune system is too suppressed to make in response to the vaccine like the rest of the population who are not immunosuppressed react by making themselves.

The article is titled "Regeneron says antibody cocktail prevented Covid when given as simple injection, not an IV". https://www.statnews.com/2021/04/12/regeneron-antibody-cocktail-covid-simple-injection/

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Terry, thank you for taking this question to your virtual clinic appointment next week. I'm sure many of us here would be interested to here their response specific to transplant patients.

Here is some further information about the use of monoclonal antibody therapies in the treatment and prevention of COVID. Monoclonal antibody therapy is not new, but it use against COVID is under research.

– Monoclonal antibodies: Update on this COVID-19 experimental therapy (Mayo Clinic, Feb 26, 2021) https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/monoclonal-antibodies-update-on-this-covid-19-experimental-therapy/

– Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19: Patient Story (Mayo Clinic Health System, Feb 8, 2021) https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/patient-stories/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-for-covid-19