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COVID-19 vaccination of individuals with Down syndrome-data from the trisomy 21 Research Society Survey on Safety, Efficacy, and Factors Associated with the Decision to be Vaccinated

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dc.contributor.author Hüls, Anke
dc.contributor.author Dierssen, Mara
dc.contributor.author Strydom, Andre
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-01T08:57:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-01T08:57:31Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Hüls A, Feany PT, Zisman SI, Costa ACS, Dierssen M, Balogh R et al. COVID-19 vaccination of individuals with Down syndrome-data from the trisomy 21 Research Society Survey on Safety, Efficacy, and Factors Associated with the Decision to be Vaccinated. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Mar 29;10(4):530. DOI:10.3390/vaccines10040530
dc.identifier.issn 2076-393X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/53344
dc.description.abstract Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) are among the groups with the highest risk for severe COVID-19. Better understanding of the efficacy and risks of COVID-19 vaccines for individuals with DS may help improve uptake of vaccination. The T21RS COVID-19 Initiative launched an international survey to obtain information on safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for individuals with DS. De-identified survey data collected between March and December 2021 were analyzed. Of 2172 individuals with DS, 1973 (91%) had received at least one vaccine dose (57% BNT162b2), 107 (5%) were unvaccinated by choice, and 92 (4%) were unvaccinated for other reasons. Most participants had either no side effects (54%) or mild ones such as pain at the injection site (29%), fatigue (12%), and fever (7%). Severe side effects occurred in <0.5% of participants. About 1% of the vaccinated individuals with DS contracted COVID-19 after vaccination, and all recovered. Individuals with DS who were unvaccinated by choice were more likely to be younger, previously recovered from COVID-19, and also unvaccinated against other recommended vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe for individuals with DS and effective in terms of resulting in minimal breakthrough infections and milder disease outcomes among fully vaccinated individuals with DS.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is supported by grants from: Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA, GiGi’s Playhouse, Jerome Lejeune Foundation, LuMind IDSC Foundation, The Matthew Foundation, National Down Syndrome Society, National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. AH is supported by the HERCULES Center (NIEHS P30ES019776). AH and PTF are supported by the LuMind IDSC Foundation. The REDCap survey and database management system at Emory University was supported by Library Information Technology Services grant support (UL1 TR000424). MD is supported by the Centre for Genomic Regulation Severo Ochoa excellence grant, the CIBER of Rare Diseases, DURSI 2017SGR595, and acknowledges support of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (PID2019-110755RB-I00/AEI/10.13039/501100011033), the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MSIU) to the EMBL partnership, the Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa and CERCA (GenCat). AS is supported by the MRC (MR/S011277/1; MR/S005145/1; MR/R024901/1), Lumind IDSC, The Lejeune Foundation and the European Commission (H2020 SC1 Gene overdosage and comorbidities during the early lifetime in Down Syndrome GO-DS21-848077). The Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) is a member of the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB), funded by ISCIII and EDER (PT17/0009/0014). The DCEXS is a “Unidad de Excelencia María de Maeztu”, funded by the AEI (CEX2018-000782-M). The GRIB is also supported by the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), Generalitat de Catalunya (2017 SGR 00519). DRA was supported by the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (grant PI19/00634, from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Instituto de Salud Carlos III) and co-funded by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) “A way to make Europe”) and the Fondation Jérôme Lejeune (grant no. 2021a-2069)
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2022 by Anke Hüls et al. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other COVID-19 (Malaltia)
dc.subject.other Down, Síndrome de
dc.subject.other Vacunació
dc.title COVID-19 vaccination of individuals with Down syndrome-data from the trisomy 21 Research Society Survey on Safety, Efficacy, and Factors Associated with the Decision to be Vaccinated
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10040530
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/848077
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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