Evusheld

Hello Friends.  Has anyone yet received Evusheld injections for pre exposure prophylaxis for Covid?  I am 5 years post first kidney transplant and doing well. My transplant team just sent out a letter encouraging this.  I was just wondering if anyone else has received it and how it went.  Side Effects?  

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  • I received my injection on 3/8/22. All went fine and there were no side effects. Zero. I celebrated having some relaxing of Covid restrictions and the antibody injection with a week in Miami and a trip to the Grand Canyon. Just had my quarterly Doc visits and my numbers were the best yet, with the exception of that pesky PTH spiking a tad. I would highly recommend Evushld as the Van did nothing for me.

  • Great news

    https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2022/04/health-canada-a...

    Health Canada authorizes Evusheld for the prevention of COVID-19 in immune compromised adults and c…
    Health Canada authorized Evusheld for the prevention of COVID-19 in immune compromised adults and children.
    • I'm happy for you!  Let me know how it goes!

       

  • I went for mine yesterday, but recieved a big surprise.  They gave me a 3 pg info sheet to read.  The line that effects me is, "More kidney TX patients with existing heart issues, Including heart attackl)  had SERIOUS heart issue after the Evusheld shots than those who did not have heart issues.  I have a narrowing & leaking Aeorta valve, so I did NOT take the Evusheld shot. Heart surgery requires dye be used. Kidneys don't filter dye well. I won't take the chance of losing my new kidney, and my heart is doing fine now.  Please check all information on the shot.  It's experimental. Not enough history.  Nowhere else did I read the heart issue info, except on the clinic's info.  SO happy I got the info before I got the shot.   

    • So when you met with your transplant team and pharmacist to get your prescription for Evusheld, they would've raised any concerns or possible medication conflict if you got these monoclonal antibodies.

      As with every medication there can always be adverse affects, just like the medications you take for your transplant. Because something happened in one instancesdoesn't mean it happens all the time.  The team will weigh the pros versus cons of taking anything and proceed from there to best protect you, so again I find it odd they didn't raise concerns in your meeting.

      I can't help but scoff at your experimental comment but to each their own.

      Wish you the best going forward and hopefully you find something else besides vaccination to help protect you from Covid.

      • How rude of you to SCOFF at my EXPERIMENTAL comment.!!!  If you read it, you'd know it isn't EXPERIMENTAL.   "More kidney TX patients with existing heart issues, (Including heart attackl)  had SERIOUS heart issue after the Evusheld shots than those who did not have heart issues.    That's pretty clear to me (and anybody else) that if you already have a heart issue, you're more likely to suffer SERIOUS heart events from the Evusheld shots. I CAN'T have heart surgery because they use dye -- which you should know, kidneys do not clear.  My PC, & Neph don't deal with heart problems, diabetes or anything but kidneys. More healthy people have come out of an MRI w/ contrast test with kidney failure because of the dye. You seem to heve your own truth, so go ahead and scoff. You dont care because it's not YOUR life, heart or kidney at stake. 

  • Hey Chris, I haven't recieved it yet but it sure does sounds promising.  A real game changer for us transplant people.  Are you in the States?  I'm in Canada and I'm still waiting for it to get approved by Health Canada which is supposed to happen by the end of May.  

    I was doing some research in regards to the availability in the States and it seems to be readiliy available but not many are taking advantage of it in certain States.  I've approached my transplant team up here about going into the US to get this but they won't officially recommend because it's not an official product but they are definitely of the mindset to get it as soon as possible.

    I hope you get it

    Mike

    • Hi Mike  Yes, I am in Michigan.  I am calling tomorrow to get an appointment; so I will post how I feel afterwards and any other new information I can.

      God Bless

      Chris

      • I found this great site, it shows where a person can get Evusheld in each State.  Here's the one for Michigan....

        https://rrelyea.github.io/evusheld/?state=MI

         

        Evusheld Providers
        Evusheld providers
        • Oh that is awesome!  Thanks for posting!  I will be getting mine at UofM in Ann Arbor  Go Blue!

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