COVID-19 vaccine not associated with increased autoimmune rheumatic disease flares

In patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases, vaccination against COVID-19 does not appear to correlate with increased flares, regardless of disease status, previous exposure and vaccine type, according to data published in Rheumatology.“Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs) are associated with increased risk of hospitalization and death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),” Georgina Nakafero, PhD, of the University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “Despite this, only 54% patients with AIRDs were willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 inRead More

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