Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
Rigshospitalet - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

COVID-19 vaccination in autoimmune disease (COVAD) survey protocol

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • COVAD Study Group
View graph of relations

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to be a cause of unprecedented global morbidity and mortality. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination has emerged as the only tangible solution to reducing poor clinical outcomes, vaccine hesitancy continues to be an obstacle to achieving high levels of vaccine uptake. This represents particular risk to patients with autoimmune diseases, a group already at increased risk of hospitalization and poor clinical outcomes related to COVID-19 infection. Whilst there is a paucity of long-term safety and efficacy data of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with autoimmune diseases, the current evidence strongly suggests that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of adverse effects and disease flares. Herein, we report the protocol of the COVID-19 Vaccination in Autoimmune Diseases (COVAD) study, an ongoing international collaborative study involving 29 countries and over 110 investigators.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRheumatology International
Volume42
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
ISSN0172-8172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

© 2021. Crown.

ID: 70533024