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Immunosuppressive Therapies and Timing with COVID-19 Vaccination

Posted on: July 22, 2021

Immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressive therapy, may have a diminished immune response to COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendations in this document are intended to minimize the interference of medication/treatment with vaccination.

In general, it is preferred that patients complete immunization before starting immunosuppressive therapy if possible, based on the timing of the treatments and the availability of vaccines at the time. However, life-saving or -prolonging therapy should not be delayed solely to complete immunization. Some immunity may be achieved following the first dose of the two-dose vaccines.

CDC Immunosuppressive Therapies and Timing with COVID-19 Vaccination