Corona

Recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccination in AA/PNH updated

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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to have us in its grip. Many AA/PNH patients are seeking advice on whether to get vaccinated (again) against the virus. Two of Germany's AA/PNH specialists, Dr Britta Höchsmann (UK Ulm) and Dr Jens Panse (UK Aachen), have analysed the scientific data available so far and updated their recommendations on vaccination. The two doctorsemphasise that their letter refelcts their personal recommendations and is not an official statement of the university hospitals or theDeutschen German Society of Haematologoy and Medical Oncology (DGHO). The letter should be understood as an aid until the statement of the DGHO expert group (non-malignant haematology working party) is available.

In general, Dr Höchsmann and Dr Panse consider the risk of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 ("Corona") virus to be more serious than the possible consequences of vaccination. The two experts emphasise that depending on the disease and status, some things should be taken into account, e.g. time of vaccination, type of vaccine etc.

For information is available in German in the recommendation letter regading COVID-19 vaccination in AA/PNH by Dr Höchsmann and Dr Panse.

Information on corona vaccination for aplastic anaemia

In a DGHO paper, Prof. Dr. Alexander Röth from the Essen University Hospital points out suspected cases in patients with aplastic anemia in connection with the SARS-CoV-2 ("Corona") vaccination. At the West German Tumor Center (WTZ), relapses of the disease (recurrences) have been observed in 3 patients after vaccination. In 3 other patients, the number of blood platelets (thrombocytes) continued to fall, and 2 patients received the initial diagnosis of aplastic anemia shortly after the vaccination. Patients with aplastic anemia should therefore consult their treating hematologist regarding (further) SARS-CoV-2 ("Corona") vaccinations. Download DGHO paper