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COVID-19 and Spondylitis Essential Updates

Updated on October 29, 2021

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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COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and Additional Doses for People With Spondylitis: Current Guidelines

MySpondylitisTeam, October 5, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for adults over 65 and other high-risk individuals at least six months after their second dose. Individuals with spondylitis may be considered immunocompromised depending on the medications they take.

Read the full article here.

Spondylitis and COVID-19 Vaccines: Q&A With Dr. Tambar

MySpondylitisTeam, March 23, 2021

Many MySpondylitisTeam members still have questions about whether the COVID-19 vaccines will be safe and effective for people living with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and ankylosing spondylitis, and particularly for those taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). To help us address these questions, MySpondylitisTeam interviewed Dr. Siddharth Tambar.

Read the full article here.

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

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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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Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Spondylitis

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