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Can people with Blood Infections or Disorders Get Vaccine?

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July 14, 2021

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With blood infections or disorders affecting the body's immunity system by decreasing the number of cells, proteins, platelets, or nutrients in the blood, or interfering with their function,experts elaborate on whether people with blood infection or disorders can get vaccines...

With blood infections or disorders affecting the body's immunity system by decreasing the number of cells, proteins, platelets, or nutrients in the blood, or interfering with their function,experts elaborate on whether people with blood infection or disorders can get vaccines...

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Prof Barrack Abonyo, Professor of Medical Physiology

"Yes,but they need to fill in a pre-qualification survey which variety of medical precondition.Some vaccines have been found to induce blood clot hence hematocrit (overconcentrated red blood cells) of an individual matter.This may result to blood clot"

Dr John Masasabi,Chief Medical and Health Systems Specialist

“One has to consult his/her doctor first to know exactly the type of blood disorder. For any blood infection, the principle is to have blood cultures done to identify the organisms causing the infection and the medicine its sensitive to then treat the infection first. Once the infection is cleared, one can have vaccination 4 weeks later.

Prof Walter Jaoko, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Medicine at University of Nairobi.

“People with blood disorders can get a vaccine whereas those with blood infections can’t”

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