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Is It Necessary To Get Off RA Meds To Get The Covid Vaccine?

Is It Necessary To Get Off RA Meds To Get The Covid Vaccine?

My rheumatologist doesn’t seem to answer my questions.

A myRAteam Member said:

It would appear that either way stopping meds or not doesnt seem to make any difference to the vaccine, in all my searching and talking to my consultant Rheumy and my GP they are happy for me to have the vaccine without breaks in my med schedule. So up to now first shot of the Astra Zeneka done and no problems at all, waiting for the second shot in the coming days, so I will post the results from that. 😀😀😀

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It would appear that doctors amd Rheumatologists have differing opinions on this, mine said carry on with your meds, so i have, and i have had the first shot of the Astra Zeneka vaccine with no side effects 😀

posted 12 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi. My rheumatologist said I should stop t taking my drugs the day before and not take any the day after. She said the meds might interfere with the shot effectiveness. But since I don't know what you're taking, you should to check with your doctor to be sure.

posted 12 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Unfortunately, they did no trials for taking the COVID shot while on RA meds, or even on just having RA in general. Sorry, not a positive answer. It’s up to you.

posted 12 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was advised to not have any immunosuppressive medications for 10-14 days before and after my injections. Idk if all providers agree with this but that’s what i was told.

posted 12 days ago
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