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Is it advisable and safe for a transplant patient to get the new shingles vaccine, Shinglex?
I have no knowledge of any transplant patients contracting Covid-19. I have no plans of getting a vaccine for something that I have no knowledge of any of us contracting the virus to begin with. Just my personal opinion of course. Have a great rest of your day.
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I have had Covid19, all I had was a dry cough….nothing else, I am worried about the way this virus in going. I don't think the truth is being told and numbers are miss represented. I'm also concerned about this vaccine, it is being run through very quick and its an mRna vaccine, I personally don't want anyone messing with my DNA…I will not be getting the vaccine, I will do as I've always done ……practicing good hygiene, and regardless of what the experts are telling you, there is no cure for a virus, only maintenance. I mean I could die of pneumonia, I don't mind wearing the mask for a while but we have to get back to normal, or there'll be other consequences, other than the virus.
Sir, what kind of transplant did you have? When did you have your transplant? What medications are you currently on that still have to do with your transplant?
Kidney, 2015, myfortic and tacrolimus
What Mayo Clinic do you go to?
I don't, I live in North Carolina and goto UNC Chapel Hill.
I wore a mask out to shop prior to covid after my transplant. Wearng a mask, hand sanitizer, hand washing and social distancing became my norm long ago. Nothing out of the ordinary for me.
Good discipline on your part, but how do you feel when others in public places do not wear a mask. They could be putting you at risk for exposure to Covid19.
@azdan99 marks are mandatory at all indoor public spaces where I live. Everyone happily complies. Ontario 🇨🇦
@jerrynord Hi and the latest I heard from my Doctors is that for us transplant patients we can't get a live type vaccine so probably not for a while. But this is so new im sure we will be hearing more as time goes by.
Have a blessed day
@danab. Will it definitely be a live vaccine? I thought it would not be but I was concerned that if it has immune boosting ingredients like the shingles vaccine does that my transplant team would advise against it as they have for the shingles vaccine.
@contentandwell I might have assumed what I heard on the live virus it was during a meeting with my drs during a webinar. But basically they said it would be awhile before any vaccine would be available for us immune surprised. Because they also went on to say that treatments at least that they have seen so far are working and our best defense for us is Masks, Distance and hand washing. So based on the fact that they were not even looking at vaccines yet I may have guessed it was a live type. Which I'll admit im a bit confused on at the moment since im.also hearing that this could is not living bit some kind of protein. I will be asking again when I get a chance.
Have a Blessed Day
@contentandwell I did find this article which explains what they are doing so far and outcome based on what we know now.
Thanks @danab It’s discouraging that it will take so long, and even more discouraging that it may be a live vaccine that we cannot use. When you are older too, as I am, you can’t help but wonder if this is your life from this point forward.
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