COVID-19, Vaccinations and Arthritis


From late February 2021, the Coronavirus vaccination will commence rollout in Queensland. The vaccines are safe and offer strong protection against COVID-19.1 Having a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step to take to reduce the serious effects of COVID-19 in people who become infected with the virus.1 

It is important to always get the right information, suitable for your individual situation, before making decisions about your health. 

The Australian Rheumatology Association have an Information Sheet available which explains the COVID-19 vaccine for people living with arthritis

There is also an information sheet for GPs and other health professionals caring for patients with arthritis in the COVID-19 pandemic.

We've also gathered some information and trusted sources in the sections below to help answer some common questions about vaccines for people living with arthritis.

If you have any questions or concerns about vaccines it is important to speak with your doctor.



What is the COVID-19 vaccine?

Can people with arthritis have vaccinations?

When will people with arthritis get the COVID-19 vaccine?

How do vaccines work?

Where can I find out more?


1. About COVID-19 vaccines (updated 22 February 2021). Queensland Government. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/about 

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