Can I get a third booster to avoid Covid at a Wedding??

Posted by esikora @esikora, Aug 10 7:02am

I have to go to a wedding out of state next month. Besides the issues with flying, how can I avoid Covid at the indoor event? I've had my two boosters, most recent in April, but I know they won't be much help in keeping me from getting infected. Is there some way I can get a third booster a few wetks before the event??

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@esikora, have you discussed this with anyone on your medical team? If I recall correctly, you may be immunocompromised due to a cancer history, correct?

Getting a third booster may be an option for you and worth talking to your PCP or oncologist about and to find out other potential options like Evushield, a prevention treatment using monoclonal antibodies.
– Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes New Long-Acting Monoclonal Antibodies for Pre-exposure Prevention of COVID-19 in Certain Individuals https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-new-long-acting-monoclonal-antibodies-pre-exposure

Additionally, you can wear a mask and wash your hands frequently for further protection. Is there an option to attend the wedding virtually?

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Like Colleen said, "Mask, mask & mask." In the airport, common areas of the hotel, at the wedding…if people look at you strangely, just ignore them.
Our state just published their findings about masking in schools – where everyone masked, and those eligible got vaccinated, there was little classroom transmission. As soon as the mask mandate ended, Covid infections ran rampant – some schools had to close because so many teachers and staff were absent, and no subs were available.
We got lazy this summer and attended my husband's very small class reunion unmasked. Within 12 days, at least 6 of the 40 people there tested positive – fortunately, we were not among them. We have had numerous friends who were like us, ultra cautious for 2 years, and got sick of it – way too many have come home from events with Covid – one couple have been sick since the 4th of July & are just beginning to "feel human again." We took this very much to heart. This week when we attended a large family funeral for 2 days, we were among only a handful who were masked, but so far so good. Tonight we attended a youth circus performance with our grandson, where they asked people to mask. About 1/2 the audience, the entire staff, and even some of the cast were masked. Our personal plan is to be masked at indoor functions with larger groups for the foreseeable future – our age and health it only makes sense.

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@colleenyoung

@esikora, have you discussed this with anyone on your medical team? If I recall correctly, you may be immunocompromised due to a cancer history, correct?

Getting a third booster may be an option for you and worth talking to your PCP or oncologist about and to find out other potential options like Evushield, a prevention treatment using monoclonal antibodies.
– Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes New Long-Acting Monoclonal Antibodies for Pre-exposure Prevention of COVID-19 in Certain Individuals https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-new-long-acting-monoclonal-antibodies-pre-exposure

Additionally, you can wear a mask and wash your hands frequently for further protection. Is there an option to attend the wedding virtually?

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Yes, J had a hysterectomy for stage 1 uterine cancer last year,but I don't think surgery would make me eligible for Evushield. I will ask.
Thanks.

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@sueinmn

Like Colleen said, "Mask, mask & mask." In the airport, common areas of the hotel, at the wedding…if people look at you strangely, just ignore them.
Our state just published their findings about masking in schools – where everyone masked, and those eligible got vaccinated, there was little classroom transmission. As soon as the mask mandate ended, Covid infections ran rampant – some schools had to close because so many teachers and staff were absent, and no subs were available.
We got lazy this summer and attended my husband's very small class reunion unmasked. Within 12 days, at least 6 of the 40 people there tested positive – fortunately, we were not among them. We have had numerous friends who were like us, ultra cautious for 2 years, and got sick of it – way too many have come home from events with Covid – one couple have been sick since the 4th of July & are just beginning to "feel human again." We took this very much to heart. This week when we attended a large family funeral for 2 days, we were among only a handful who were masked, but so far so good. Tonight we attended a youth circus performance with our grandson, where they asked people to mask. About 1/2 the audience, the entire staff, and even some of the cast were masked. Our personal plan is to be masked at indoor functions with larger groups for the foreseeable future – our age and health it only makes sense.

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I wear a KN95 or N95 covered with a double layer cloth mask whenever I'm shopping or otherwise around peolpe indoors.
I'm certainly going to mask up for travel, I'm mostly concerned about the event.
I wish it was outdoors.
I 'm going to ask about Evushield, although I probably won't qualify. I was hoping that tbe newer variant-targeting vaccines would be available in time,but I guess not.

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