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The Covid-19 Vaccine and Lupus: What You Need To Know



The Covid-19 Vaccine 's efficacy, safety, and availability is an ever evolving situation. Most of us in the US are holding our breath waiting to hear when and how the vaccine will become available. But, if you are living with a chronic illness like lupus, the complexity of the decision isn’t just how fast you can get it, but rather, do you feel safe taking it at all.


This blog is intended to give you some of the latest information so that you can make an educated decision on whether this “shot” seems less like a shot in the dark and more like a shot at a healthy future.


How Soon Might We See A Vaccine?

Today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for people age 16 and older. Though that is exciting news, health experts are warning it's likely the US won't see any deep and significant impacts from vaccinations until well into 2021, even though Canada granted emergency approval for the vaccine after it met safety, efficacy and quality requirements.