Or so I thought. I got my COVID shots in April. I thought I was good.
Turns out I was probably wrong. It seems John Hopkins has done a study on organ transplant patients and the results aren’t what I hoped.
After one dose, the study found only 17% of participants produced enough antibodies to fight off the COVID-19 virus. After two doses, the percentage of participants with sufficient anti-bodies rose to 54%.
You can probably guess the reason why transplant patients don’t achieve 95% effectiveness. Most have their immune systems compromised to avoid rejection.
The recommendation is for transplant patients to continue to do the big three actions:
I am not thrilled. I was looking forward to seeing people. I’m tired of the COVID restrictions, but they are better than the alternative.
For those of you who haven’t gotten your COVID shots, please do. If not for yourself, do it for those like me.