Should People with Psoriasis Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
You’ve likely heard that the first Americans have received the COVID-19 vaccine, and it will be made available to everybody over the coming months. And you might be wondering if the vaccine is safe for you, or if it will interfere with your psoriatic treatment. Here’s what we know so far.
There are still some unknowns when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine and psoriatic disease, since the initial clinical trials focused on healthy adults who didn’t have medical conditions or medications that could affect the results. But there’s enough data that the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) COVID-19 task force issued new guidance statements regarding the new vaccine on December 14.
According to the statements, the COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people with psoriatic disease—so long as they don’t have any contraindications to vaccines themselves.