As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available to children, many families may have some questions regarding their child with a rheumatic disease, immunomodulatory medication, and vaccination timing. Some parents may question the safety of the vaccine and if they need to hold any medications around the time of the vaccine.
According to the American College of Rheumatology, there is no direct evidence about mRNA COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy in RMD patients. There is no reason to expect potential vaccine harms will outweigh COVID-19 vaccine benefits in RMD patients.
For more guidance on about medication management and COVID-19 vaccine timing, please click here.
For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine please visit the CDC website.
For COVID-19 vaccine registration, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website.