Vol 7, No 4 (2021)
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Immune-mediated inflammatory disease patients in the era of COVID-19 — who, how and when to vaccinate against COVID-19

Olga Gumkowska-Sroka1, Karolina Nowak2, Przemysław Kotyla2
Rheumatol. Forum 2021;7(4):169-176.


Patients with autoimmune diseases are a particularly vulnerable group, prone to developing infectious complications. At the same time, due to the immunosuppressive treatment of these patients, the use of vaccination may raise some concerns
as to its effectiveness and, above all, its safety. This article presents the current recommendations of scientific societies indicating the efficacy, safety and, in particular, the necessity of immunization in all patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Special emphasis in this study is placed on the efficacy and safety of vaccination against COVID-19.

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