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The Rheumatology Network COVID-19 clinical focus page provides information on the latest COVID-19 news, study and clinical trial findings, and clinical guideline updates for the treatment of COVID-19. We feature expert interviews with leading physicians and investigators, articles, videos, podcasts, and breaking FDA approvals for COVID-19 drugs.

Amy Mudano, MPH: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Patients with Rheumatic Disease

November 24, 2022

“These are people with autoimmune conditions who are taking immunomodulatory drugs that affect their immune system,” Mudano emphasized. “It's been shown that they may have worse outcomes if they do get COVID. So, it's important that they know that they really need this vaccine.”

COVID-19 Booster Improves Humoral, Cellular Immunogenicity in SLE, RA

July 29, 2022

Although a third dose of mRNA vaccine significantly increased antireceptor-binding domain (RBD) titer in a previous study, clinical factors associated with the immunogenicity in immunosuppressed populations have not been adequately studied.