Coronavirus Information


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 Covid 19 Vaccination: up to date advice for Rheumatology patients

Vaccination against Covid 19 for Rheumatology patients: Good quality information can also be found here from EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) 


Up to date information on Covid 19 infection for Rheumatology patients

Many people taking treatments to control Rheumatology conditions are asking for advice on whether to continue medications like Methotrexate, Azathioprine, Mycophenolate, Sulphasalazine, Hydroxychloroquine and Prednisolone.

For up to date advice and information on Covid 19 relating to Rheumatology look at Versus Arthritis, a patient support and education website which is updated regularly.

Should Rheumatology patients stop their medication as a precaution?

Some Rheumatology patients, particularly those on steroids and biologics, will be immunosuppressed and should therefore be considered ‘at risk’. All patients should however continue to take their medication unless directed otherwise by their Rheumatology team. If you are planning to start or switch to a new medication this may now need to be reviewed.  Please remember patients on long term glucocorticoids (steroids, prednisolone) should not stop these abruptly.