Here are the precautions people who are immunocompromised should take before returning to the office
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Many pandemic restrictions have been lifted for the vaccinated, but for the millions of people with conditions that suppress the immune system, who may not get as much protection from a Covid-19 vaccine, life has been trickier.
On Thursday the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will discuss whether immunocompromised people need a third shot to better protect themselves from Covid-19, since the vaccines may not work as well for them.
For people with weaker immune systems, it's not always clear how much protection the vaccines offer.
There are tests to see if people have generated antibodies after vaccination, and some doctors have offered them, but the CDC doesn't recommend it.
"You know everyone kind of thinks of themselves, but you know the more people we can get vaccinated, the more we protect those who either can't be vaccinated because they are young kids or people who have a medical reason," said Drees.