Blood cancer patients not protected against Omicron
The Independent|January 26, 2022
Study findings support need for a fourth jab, say scientists
SAMUEL LOVETT

Nearly half of patients with blood cancer are insufficiently protected against the Omicron variant after three vaccine doses, according to a new study.

Experts from the Francis Crick Institute and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said their research highlights the need for a fourth jab among these vulnerable people.

As part of the ongoing Capture study, scientists have been monitoring the antibody response of hundreds of patients with different types of cancer, after one, two and three vaccine doses.

Specifically, the researchers measured levels of neutralising antibodies which identify, attack and block the Omicron variant from infecting the body’s cells.

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