Prime in rheumatology: Booster steerage, vaccine uptake in individuals with inflammatory illness

February 11, 2022

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The American Faculty of Rheumatology has up to date its suggestions relating to the COVID-19 vaccine for sufferers with rheumatic ailments.

The group now recommends a fourth mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose for sufferers on immunosuppressants and immunomodulatory remedy. This replace in scientific steerage was the highest story in rheumatology final week.

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One other prime story coated information revealed in The Journal of Rheumatology that exposed better COVID-19 vaccine uptake amongst sufferers with immune-mediated inflammatory illness in contrast with the overall inhabitants.

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Hooked on Rheum with Kenneth Saag, MD

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