Vaccine Adverse Events

Safety of COVID-19 Vaccination in Those with MS, NMOSD, and MOGAD

A recent paper outlined the findings of a new study on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuromyelitis Optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), and Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein antibody disease (MOGAD). Researchers in South Korea examined the medical records of 56 patients (19 with MS, 22 with NMOSD, and 15 with MOGAD) to determine the effects of vaccination on this population. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Tolerance in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers created an online questionnaire for RA and AIRD patients to self-report short-term COVID-19 vaccine-related adverse events. Vaccines included in the study were Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, and Sinopharm. The most common coexisting autoimmune diseases were thyroid disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogren’s syndrome (10.0%, 2.6%, and 2.5%, respectively).

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