For people taking immune suppressants which COVID vaccine is best?

Posted by strongevergreen @strongevergreen, Dec 2, 2021

For people who regularly take immune suppressant medication, which of the Covid-19 vaccines are most effective ?

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@strongevergreen. Ive been on immune suppressant for approximately 3.5 years and had the Pfizer vaccines with no problems. I have ‘heard’ the Pfizer is the best one, but when Dr. Fauci is asked that question, he feels that they are all equal. His answer is it’s best to just get one and get the series.

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@becsbuddy

@strongevergreen. Ive been on immune suppressant for approximately 3.5 years and had the Pfizer vaccines with no problems. I have ‘heard’ the Pfizer is the best one, but when Dr. Fauci is asked that question, he feels that they are all equal. His answer is it’s best to just get one and get the series.

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THANK YOU !

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@strongevergreen, I'm a transplant recipient, and have been taking immunosuppressive meds for 12 years. I was advised to get the vaccine was available in my area. I have had Pfizer.

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@rosemarya

@strongevergreen, I'm a transplant recipient, and have been taking immunosuppressive meds for 12 years. I was advised to get the vaccine was available in my area. I have had Pfizer.

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THANK YOU ! That’s what my pharmacist recommends too.

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I had dose #1 and #2 in Feb/Mar. and the #3 for Transplant recipients/ immunocompromised in Aug. My only side effects were some fatigue, mild fever, and mild aches. Each was a 1 Tylenol event and a lazy day.

I continue to take all safety precautions like mask, distancing, and hand cleaning. I hope you can get yours scheduled soon.

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My daughter is missing part of her immune system and didn’t get vaccine right away because she didn’t think her body would build up antibodies. She did get Moderna in April and then tested for antibodies. She had antibodies. She had no problem with the vaccine. I got a Moderna booster in August. I had moderately severe skin rash in two places. Never heard it could cause skin until I googled it. I had a shingles like rash on rib area and a chicken pox rash on my chest. I still get an occasional pox on upper chest.

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Have been on rituxan for 2 years. I Had two moderma shots. March and april.
With 1st i got a terrible facial breakout. Medicine helped
calm it down.
With the 2nd shot i was sick for a couple of days.
I got tested for antibodies in august. Had none.
Caught COVID at the end of August. Got treated right away with Regen-Cov . I was moderately sick for 7-10 days.
I have dome neurological carryovers but feel fine.
Need to get the Third shot next.

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@rosemarya

I had dose #1 and #2 in Feb/Mar. and the #3 for Transplant recipients/ immunocompromised in Aug. My only side effects were some fatigue, mild fever, and mild aches. Each was a 1 Tylenol event and a lazy day.

I continue to take all safety precautions like mask, distancing, and hand cleaning. I hope you can get yours scheduled soon.

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THANK YOU ! I hope to get my vaccine soon

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@siosal

Have been on rituxan for 2 years. I Had two moderma shots. March and april.
With 1st i got a terrible facial breakout. Medicine helped
calm it down.
With the 2nd shot i was sick for a couple of days.
I got tested for antibodies in august. Had none.
Caught COVID at the end of August. Got treated right away with Regen-Cov . I was moderately sick for 7-10 days.
I have dome neurological carryovers but feel fine.
Need to get the Third shot next.

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THANK YOU for your response !

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@babsstruck

My daughter is missing part of her immune system and didn’t get vaccine right away because she didn’t think her body would build up antibodies. She did get Moderna in April and then tested for antibodies. She had antibodies. She had no problem with the vaccine. I got a Moderna booster in August. I had moderately severe skin rash in two places. Never heard it could cause skin until I googled it. I had a shingles like rash on rib area and a chicken pox rash on my chest. I still get an occasional pox on upper chest.

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THANK YOU for your input !

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I have been injecting myself with Enbrel since close to 20 years; as a result my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis has been under control; since I received 2 Moderna jabs plus one Pfeizer booster to protect myself against Covid my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis have returned. I am asking myself wether it has to do with the vaccins? Enbrel suppresses my immune system but doesn't the vaccins "boost" it? And if I am right isn't possible that this is the reason my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis have returned?

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@atina

I have been injecting myself with Enbrel since close to 20 years; as a result my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis has been under control; since I received 2 Moderna jabs plus one Pfeizer booster to protect myself against Covid my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis have returned. I am asking myself wether it has to do with the vaccins? Enbrel suppresses my immune system but doesn't the vaccins "boost" it? And if I am right isn't possible that this is the reason my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis have returned?

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Hi Atina, welcome. You'll notice that I moved your question to this existing discussion in the Autoimmune Diseases group. (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/autoimmune-diseases/) I did this so you can connect with others like @becsbuddy @strongevergreen @rosemarya @babsstruck @siosal @loribmt who are talking about getting vaccinated while on immunosuppressing drugs.

Since you mentioned psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis, you may also be interested in this related discussion:
– Psoriasis and the covid vaccine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/psoriasis-and-the-covid-vaccine/

Atina, did you talk to your doctor about the flare of psoriasis? Did s/he suggest any changes to your medication?

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