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COVID-19 and Spondylitis Essential Updates

Updated on December 14, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MySpondylitisTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with spondylitis. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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Spondylitis and the COVID-19 Vaccine: What We Know

MySpondylitisTeam, December 14, 2020

On Friday, December 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the first vaccine for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Several other vaccine candidates are currently being developed and tested, and multiple vaccines may become available in the weeks and months ahead. MySpondylitisTeam will reach out to specialists in the days to come to find out what this means for people with spondylitis.

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Spondylitis and COVID-19: Are You at a Greater Risk?

MySpondylitisTeam, April 7, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • If you have spondylitis and are treating it with medications, you may be at higher risk for infection generally.
  • The benefits of keeping your spondylitis symptoms under control with medication likely outweigh the potential added risk of infection.
  • Take precautions in advance of any upcoming appointments, including monitoring your own health, considering how you will physically get to your appointment, and practicing social distance by leaving space between yourself and others at a clinic.

What MySpondylitisTeam Members Are Saying

"I was exposed to coronavirus and now I am in quarantine."

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Spondylitis and COVID-19: Are You at a Greater Risk?

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MySpondylitisTeam, March 20, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Remind loved ones of the seriousness of your situation. According to research in China, people who had one additional disease had a 79 percent higher risk of requiring intensive care, needing a respirator, or dying as a result of COVID-19.
  • If there are others in your circle who take the threat seriously, ask them to talk to your loved one on your behalf.
  • Suggest ways to stay socially connected from a safe distance.

What MySpondylitisTeam Members Are Saying

"I'm so grateful for this community platform and to have others who relate to what I am going through!"

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