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I am a nurse soon receiving a COVID-19 vaccine while living with AxSpA. Should I be worried?

Hi my name is Helen and I have had a recent diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis, I work as a nurse and am really worried about how this will effect my work. I also have a very specific question as I am due to get a COVID 19 vaccine as a front line worker this week and wondering if I should be cautious with this new diagnosis I have. Any advice would be great. Thanks.

  1. Hi ,

    How did your vaccination go in the end?

    I have had mine and was told to stop taking my medication for a couple weeks before and after the jab. I didn't feel too bad after it, although I did start to feel a bit more stiffness and pain as I approached the third week of pausing my injections.

    Hope you are keeping well!

    Best wishes,
    James (Community Member)

    1. Hi hgc24,

      I think a lot of people are looking for information about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it might affect spondyloarthritis.

      At this time, the Arthritis Foundation is stating that there is no advisory warning against vaccinating people with autoimmune diseases.

      If you are interested in finding more about the vaccine, you can read about that here:

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