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Safety tips for the evolving pandemic. Plus: Which groups—such as those with cancer or HIV—are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications?
Organ transplant recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that impair immune response to pathogens and vaccines.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
So far, the rise in COVID-related transplants has not dramatically affected the existing waiting lists for organs.
As schools reopen for in-person learning, what should bone marrow transplant recipients do?
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
Mayra Ramirez received a double lung transplant after COVID-19 caused irreversible damage to her lungs.
There is a broad community of immunosuppressed residents who long ago adopted the habits public officials now tout to avoid contagion.
Experts say treatment decisions should depend on the individual and factors such as cancer stage.
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