Does anyone know the answer to this? I would qualify for the booster due to age, but expect there to be a long wait especially after the GPs expressed their unwillingness to become involved and there been fewer vacination centres and vacinators than before.
Hi @helenfwallace. I’ve copied @GemmaBloodCancerUK and @LauranBloodCancerUK in as I’m sure theycan answer your question X
Thanks for your question. I hope your keeping well?
As you have a diagnosis of MGUS, which is classed as ‘immunosuppression’ within the green book, then yes you are very likely eligible & will be offered a further vaccine as part of the autumn vaccine programme.
The guidance highlights- For people previously defined as immunosuppressed.
People with myeloma and related conditions*
"The JCVI has specifically outlined patients to be included in this cohort under follow-up for myeloma and “other plasma cell dyscrasias”. Plasma cell dyscrasias include monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS),*
General guidance on how the Autumn booster will be rolled out is likely to be updated on our vaccine webpage really soon, but there is a good possibility that you will be able to ‘self declare’ at a vaccine centre rather than waiting to be invited on the basis of your condition
We will confirm the details of this as soon as we know more via this page here- How to book a covid vaccine if you have blood cancer | Blood Cancer UK
Please do know thought Helen should you wish to talk this through our support service team are always on hand- 0808 2080 888.
I hope this helps, Take Care, Lauran
Thank you for your answer.
I shall speak to a GP about it when things get rolling.