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    Who is immuno-compromised

    Hi, I understand the term, but are individuals with SCI categorized as immuno-compromised. I ask mostly because it looks like a booster might be approved for folks who are considered immuno-compromised. As a C4/5 complete, I am aware that my weakened lungs could be an issue if I were to get sick, but am I more susceptible to getting sick in the first place? In my 26 years of quad life, I don't feel like I've been sick more often than anyone else (knock on wood). So I'm a bit confused if the term relates to SCI?

    #2
    Yes, there is good evidence that SCI causes impairment of a person's immune system. A good reason to keep up with all your immunizations such as TDAP, flu, COVID, and hepatitis A & B, as well as Pneumovax and the shingles vaccine.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5029284/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5029282/

    https://www.nature.com/articles/sc2014184

    https://academic.oup.com/brain/artic.../3/692/2468751

    https://scireproject.com/evidence/re...immune-system/

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
      Yes, there is good evidence that SCI causes impairment of a person's immune system. A good reason to keep up with all your immunizations such as TDAP, flu, COVID, and hepatitis A & B, as well as Pneumovax and the shingles vaccine.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5029284/

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5029282/

      https://www.nature.com/articles/sc2014184

      https://academic.oup.com/brain/artic.../3/692/2468751

      https://scireproject.com/evidence/re...immune-system/

      (KLD)
      So, we should get a booster shot?

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      • SCI-Nurse
        SCI-Nurse commented
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        For COVID? Not until that is recommended and available in your country/state. If you are behind on any needed boosters for other vaccines I mentioned, get them now. (KLD)

      #4
      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...ns/immuno.html

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        #5
        This doesn't sound like me, healthy C6 quad.

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        • landrover
          landrover commented
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          We're all healthy, until we're not.

        #6
        I agree with SCI nurse we are all compromised with a spinal cord injury. My doctor wants me to get the third booster and will do so as soon as my pharmacy has it.
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          #7
          Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
          I agree with SCI nurse we are all compromised with a spinal cord injury. My doctor wants me to get the third booster and will do so as soon as my pharmacy has it.
          My Physiatrist told me last week that all Moderna and Pfizer shots are identical doses for each stage, including the upcoming booster. So, we can just go get a 3rd of what they already have. There won't be a special "booster" dose. Didn't get a 2nd opinion though.
          "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

          "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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            #8
            I received mine on Saturday. After reading the list provided, I'm not sure I met the criteria. However, I've begun meeting with clients in person, and my 2nd dose was 02/08, so I'm happy to have received it.

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