Covid Vaccine Antibody Results
I hope the followers of the Car- T group on Mayo Clinic Connect are all doing well at this time.
My doctor and me were both curious as to what effect the Covid 19 vaccine would have on my system in regards to what the antibody numbers would look like after vaccination.
Given that my IgG levels hover at just below the recommended level, I was curious if the vaccine would have any effect on me. I do not receive infusions to top up my system as I have not had any viral infections since receiving Car T therapy, the exception was a mild case of Shingles, which I was thankfully vaccinated for. (This was approximately 2 years post treatment)
I received the 1st dose of the Pfizer covid vaccine on April 13th, I received the second dose on May 25th, about six weeks apart. Four weeks after receiving the second dose of vaccine, giving the vaccines time to work, I had a SARS-COV2 Antibody Panel drawn. The result showed that there are an excellent number of antibodies present, approximately twice what is currently deemed a good response.
I know that this has no scientific bearing on whether I could contract Covid 19 or its outcome, however it does give me some peace of mind that should I contract Covid 19, there is a possibility the affliction could be minor. It has also given my family a sense of comfort.
I do understand that results of tests can be different for everyone and that even no antibodies present does not necessarily mean the vaccine is not offering some protection, I am sharing this as a note of encouragement that receiving the Covid vaccine could provide another layer of protection against this disease.