The FDA has authorized a third dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. What does this mean for people living with MS? Are you eligible for a third dose now? Are you eligible in September? How will your disease-modifying therapy effect that third dose? What if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? And who is that Regeneron monoclonal antibody cocktail for?
Dr. Nancy Sicotte joins me with an update on vaccines, variants, boosters, and antibodies, explaining how they all may impact people living with MS. Dr. Sicotte is a professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she is the Women's Guild Distinguished Chair in Neurology and Director of the MS and Neuroimmunology Program. Dr. Sicotte also Chairs the MS Society's National Medical Advisory Committee and leads its COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group.
We're also talking with Victoria Holmes, a nurse practitioner who is living with MS. Like some others who are living with MS, Victoria was initially hesitant to get vaccinated. Victoria is joining me to talk about what changed her mind and she has a message to share with others who may still be vaccine-hesitant.
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Victoria Holmes talks about her vaccine hesitancy 29:18
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RealTalk MS Episode 208
Guest: Dr. Nancy Sicotte and Victoria Holmes
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, COVID-19, RealTalkMS