Educational Videos

How to manage the risk of COVID-19 when immunosuppressed

Note: The statistics in this video are from March 18, 2023.

Tracking Coronavirus in Massachusetts: Last 90 Days 2:19
If I test positive for COVID-19, what are my next steps? 5:21
Are there safe COVID-19 medications or treatments immunocompromised patients can take? 6:51
Updates on treatment for COVID-19. 9:12
Five reasons you doctor may not prescribe Paxlovid if you’re high-risk, and when to get a second opinion. 10:50
Have a plan with your medical team in advance of having COVID-19. 12:17
How are COVID-19 patients faring without bebtelovimab and Evusheld? 12:59
If someone hasn’t gotten a COVID-19 booster, should we assume they have no protection against COVID-19> 18:56
How do we evaluate level of protection from vaccines in immunocompromised patients? 19:31
What should my family and close friends do to protect themselves and me? 21:24
Is it safe to remove my mask when eating indoors? 21:59
How do I navigate COVID while travelling? 23:43
When will the immunocompromised be able to live a normal life again? 28:03
Stay up to date on these vaccines. 29:05
Q&A 30:29

Description: Dr. Camille Nelson Kotton gives an update on the latest news, protocols, statistics involving COVID-19 ( as of March 2023). Dr. Kotten focuses the discussion toward the patient who is immunocompromised and trying to safely navigate the current phase of the pandemic.

Presenter: Camille Nelson Kotton, MD, FIDSA, FAST, is the clinical director of the Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Program in the Infectious Diseases Division at MGH, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr Kotton served as the chair of the Infectious Disease Community of Practice of The American Society of Transplantation and as president of the Transplant Infectious Disease Section of The Transplantation Society. Dr Kotton’s clinical interests include cytomegalovirus, vaccines, donor-derived infections, zoonoses, and travel and tropical medicine in the transplant setting.