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Vaccine while taking Simponi

Hi everyone. I’ve been taking simponi for 4 months now with amazing results. From almost impossible to walk to about 90% no more inflammation or pain. I’m about to receive a Pfizer vaccine and a little worried.. anyone else taking the same meds and had or considering the vaccine? Not looking to start an anti-vax or vax argument though. Thanks

  1. Hi @Anthonyjag. We are not medical experts, but from what I have read, both here and in our Facebook community, most people with PsA handle the vaccine just as well as people who do not have it. However, some people have reported flares that they suspect were triggered by the vaccine. Many have also said their doctors adjusted their medication schedules to allow their bodies time to build an immune response to Covid. The CDC is recommending a booster shot for people with compromised immune systems. I hope that helps. Best wishes! - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Hi @Anthonyjag. We are not medical experts, but from what I have read, both here and in our Facebook community, most people with PsA handle the vaccine just as well as people who do not have it. However, some people have reported flares that they suspect were triggered by the vaccine. Many have also said their doctors adjusted their medication schedules to allow their bodies time to build an immune response to Covid. The CDC is recommending a booster shot for people with compromised immune systems. I hope that helps. Best wishes! - Lori (Team Member)

      1. Thanks for the response. Very helpful

        1. I suffered a severe flare a few weeks following my second dose of Moderna. At this point, even my doctors have acknowledged that it likely was the vaccine that triggered the flare. It was the worst flare I'd had in ten years, and it happened while taking Taltz. But considering the alternative, getting, and possibly dying from, COVID, I would do it again in a second, and I will be taking the booster as soon as it is authorized for me.

          1. Hi @Eric_the_Eric, I am sorry to hear you had such a horrible flare up. I hope you are doing ok now. Jill, Team Member

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