Vaccine Manufacturers

COVID-19 Vaccination Effects in Those with Multiple Sclerosis

A study published in Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation examined the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The COVER-MS study funded by the National MS Society used an online self-reporting database called iConquerMS to gather information from 719 adults with MS and record information on vaccine side effects. In addition, they were also able to compare the effects of vaccines from different manufacturers and various MS therapies. 

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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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