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KH

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  • Reason for joining: I am a patient with localised AL Amyloidosis of the ureter.
  • Diagnosed: . Diagnosed at NACS 2020. I have ongoing 3 monthly blood checks to check light chains
Covid vaccine eligibility
« on: March 20, 2021, 01:37:31 pm »
I am a 47 year old patient with localised AL amyloidosis of the ureter. I was diagnosed by NACS in October 2020 after a series of scans and biopsies. I have ongoing 3 monthly appointments with my local haematologist to check my bloods. My light chains have been marginally higher at each appointment.
I would like to know whether my condition is considered to be an ‘underlying health condition’ and whether I should be eligible for the COVID vaccine? I have been advised to be extra cautious throughout the pandemic and now that the vaccine roll out for the under 50’s has been slowed down I am concerned as both my children are now back at school. I would appreciate your advice. Many thanks

Miriam Vered

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Re: Covid vaccine eligibility
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 01:14:41 pm »
This is Professor Gillmore's reply to your question:
The localised amyloidosis probably does not qualify, I am afraid, as an underlying health condition. More importantly however, it should not confer an additional risk in relation to COVID.