Immune Response While on Chemo
My daughter is on chemo for cancer. The chemo has resulted in blood counts that are below the normal ranges for white, red blood cells and platelets. She called us yesterday to let us know that she has received the first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine with the blessing of her oncologist. I have complete faith in her oncologist of course but I am curious as to the benefits of vaccination for someone in her situation as she has virtually no white blood cells with which to mount an immune response. Is this a case of something being better than nothing and will her immunity – after the second shot – be comparable to that of a person with normal blood counts?