Important Message from AAMAC's Medical Advisory Committee for Adult Patients
Please go ahead and get the COVID vaccine provided you do not have other contraindications from the point of view of your other doctors. Please be aware that we do not know whether the vaccine is fully effective in patients with blood disorders or receiving immunosuppressive medications (eg. cyclosporine). Therefore, even after vaccinated, you and the people in your bubble should continue to follow COVID precautions as outlined by the Public Health authorities. Anyone in your bubble who is eligible for vaccination should be vaccinated if possible, provided they have no contraindications of their own. This advice applies to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Any newer vaccines will need to be discussed once they become available.
AAMAC Webinar – Questions & Answers Covid-19 Vaccines held on February 20, 2021
Here is the recording of AAMAC’s town hall meeting led by Nicole Saba, one of AAMAC’s Board Members.
The webinar focused on:
- Immunology & Immunity;
- Approaches to Vaccines;
- COVID-19 vaccines in Canada; and
- Bone marrow failure patients.
Please Note: we do not have all the data yet but we do recommend you to talk to your doctors
Click here for the COVIDTrends website referred to in the webinar
Your Questions About COVID-19, Answered
Dr. Victor Leung, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Providence Health Care, answers staff questions about COVID-19.