Lupus & COVID-19 Vaccination - UPDATED 05/01/2021 - LUPUS UK

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Lupus & COVID-19 Vaccination - UPDATED 05/01/2021

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Paul_HowardPartner
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Hi everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope that you have been keeping well and had a peaceful time over the festive period.

We have updated our article with information and guidance about lupus and COVID-19 vaccination.

lupusuk.org.uk/covid19-vacc...

The updated article takes account for the following changes:

•Approval and rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

•Increased dosing interval – now 12 weeks between doses

•JCVI guidance for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

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Kevin53

Thanks Paul. Best wishes Kevin

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Cal66

Happy New year & thank you Paul for keeping everyone updated

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Wendy39

Thank you so much Paul.

It's an ever changing situation and we are all very grateful for your updates.

Best wishes

Wendy

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svfarmer

Thanks Paul and Happy New year 🥳

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Ar29980

Paul you will see that the information states:

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before you are given the vaccine if you have a weakened immune system, such as due to HIV infection, or are on a medicine that affects your immune system.

A person may decide to have the vaccine but with a suppressed immune system, it may not produce any antibodies and may not have any effect against covid.

I think I have misinterpreted some of the information and am happy to delete the comment as I do not want to mislead or confuse anyone. You can delete the thread and repost your original message.

Please accept my apologies

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Paul_HowardPartner in reply to Ar29980

Hi Ar29980 ,

Thank you. I will remove the posts of concern because we have to be very careful not to mislead anyone.

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