Immunocompromised and invited to social gatherings
I have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and am on a biologic and methotrexate. I also have chronic lymphocytic leukemia(CLL), stage 0 and doing “wait and watch”. I’m up to date on the covid vaccines and have had a flu shot, but I’m still hesitant to join large family gatherings. Going on 3 years now, I’ve been absent from all the celebrations—holidays, birthdays, baby and wedding showers, etc. Almost everyone in my family has had covid, sometimes 2 and 3 times, and most of them haven’t been vaccinated, believing it’s unnecessary since they now have sufficient antibodies.
I did take a chance and joined them for Christmas this year, but now the flu, RSV, colds and other infections have been rampant among my family members, especially with my great-grandkids. I’m 77, btw. Anyway, I seem to be the only one still concerned about getting covid; life is pretty much back to normal for everyone else, and I get the feeling they think it’s unnecessary for me to avoid social gatherings.
I’d appreciate anyone’s input, especially if you’re in a similar situation.