COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people living with arthritis. Some types of arthritis are caused by the immune system becoming overactive and attacking healthy parts of the body, such as our knees and wrists. Treatment for these conditions suppresses the immune system to prevent damage to healthy joints, which can make you vulnerable to severe illness if you catch COVID-19.

 

That’s why it’s very important that people living with arthritis have all the recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including the boosters.