After a careful review of the data, UK and International regulatory agencies confirmed yesterday (18.3.21) that the risk of blood clots after COVID vaccination is no greater than that seen in the general population at large.
We encourage all MPN patients to get vaccinated and to continue their medications around the time of vaccination.
There is no benefit of one vaccine over another, and so we recommend MPN patients accept the vaccine offered to them as soon as possible.
Regarding the results of the study featured on the BBC recently reporting poor vaccine outcomes in blood cancer patients, we want to confirm that MPN patients are likely to have better responses and were not included in the reported study.
Lastly, many thanks to everyone who participated in our recent vaccination survey – we are thrilled with 1010 responses. If you have not yet participated in the survey, it is still open, please click here.