Vax response in patients with MS 'depends on therapy'

Two studies examine B- and T-cell immune response in patients given mRNA vaccines against COVID-19

The humoral response against SARS-CoV-2 one month after vaccination in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may depend on the medicines used to treat their condition, Swiss researchers say.

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While patients taking cladribine or teriflunomide appear to generate an appropriate response, there is a diminished or absent response in their peers treated with anti-CD20 therapies or sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators, they report.

Previous studies have shown the mRNA vaccines