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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.”

Trial Finds 1-Week Methotrexate Hold As Effective for Vaccine Response as 2-Week Hold

November 14, 2022

A trial comparing a 1-week methotrexate hold following seasonal influenza vaccination against the standard 2-week hold among patients with rheumatoid arthritis using methotrexate suggests there were no significant differences in positive vaccine response with either approach.