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COVID-19 Resources

The Autoimmune Association is continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation to provide information and resources for persons living with autoimmune disease.

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Those living with autoimmune diseases may be at a higher risk if they contract COVID-19. Learn more about potential risk factors and precautions by searching by disease.

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How COVID-19 Vaccines Affect Immunosuppressive Medications

Autoimmune Association heard from Mehrdad Matloubian, MD, PhD, on our Autoimmune Newscast, Should I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Matloubian, MD, PhD, explains that we can divide immunosuppressive medications into four groups. Autoimmune Association always recommends consulting with your doctor to determine the best course of action.

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Important Resources for the Autoimmune Community

Autoimmune Association and other groups serving persons in the autoimmune, serious illness, and chronic condition communities are individually and collectively curating information on the COVID-19 coronavirus and steps to take to avoid contagion and, if infected, to manage the illness. For people with one or more autoimmune diseases, simply managing diagnosed conditions is often pretty challenging. COVID-19 adds new layers of difficulty as patients struggle to access  current, accurate information – especially guidance that addresses their unique health care circumstances and needs.

Autoimmune Association recommends the following sources of information on COVID-19 as sources of accurate, frequently updated, and trustworthy information for patients, their families and communities.

Autoimmune Groups Rally to Provide Accurate COVID-19 Information to Our Community

Autoimmune Association recognizes that many of our autoimmunity community partner organizations, including patient groups and other stakeholders, have expertise in addressing the challenge of this novel coronavirus pandemic and are sources of valuable information and advice. Selected resources follow:

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