Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Immunology of Infectious Disease | Immunoprophylaxis and Therapy | Immunotherapy | Infectious Disease | Microbiology | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Virus Diseases
Despite emerging data suggesting reduced antibody responses among SOT recipients following SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, critical unanswered questions remain. The clinical implications of the reduced humoral response need to be assessed through prospective studies. Studies are likewise needed to inform which vaccine dosing strategies result in improved immunity and if such approaches maximize protection against severe infection in the vulnerable transplant population.
SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, vaccine, antibodies, antibody response
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Ison MG, Blumberg E, Halasa N, Kaul D, Theodoropoulos NM, Wolfe CR. Antibodies, boosters and optimizing SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for transplantation: A call for more research. Am J Transplant. 2021 Jul 9. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16758. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34241964. Link to article on publisher's site
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Ison MG, Blumberg E, Halasa N, Kaul D, Theodoropoulos NM, Wolfe CR. (2021). Antibodies, boosters and optimizing SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for transplantation: A call for more research. COVID-19 Publications by UMass Chan Authors. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16758. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/covid19/256
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