Patients on Anti-CD20 Therapies Urged to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Patients on Anti-CD20 Therapies Urged to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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Patients on Anti-CD20 Therapies Urged to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

While people with multiple sclerosis (MS) taking anti-CD20 therapies do not mount a robust antibody response after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the vaccines do strongly activate other parts of the immune system that are likely to be helpful in fighting the virus, a new study shows. “The message from this study is clear — it is worthwhile for patients with MS receiving [anti-CD20] treatment to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which will prevent severe illness,” E.…

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