mRNA vaccines 'protective' in patients with IBD on biologics

A small but reassuring study shows every patient mounted an antibody response, researchers say

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), even those receiving biologics, are able to mount a significant immune response after getting mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, a study shows.

Senior woman having vaccination

In an analysis of data from 48 IBD patients, of whom 85% were taking biologics at the time of vaccination with either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, all had positive antibody responses.

Furthermore, many achieved index levels that would qualify them for convalescent plasma donation, according to the report published in

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