This is the latest advice from the Australian Rheumatology Association about the timing, safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for rheumatology patients.
How can Australians with autoimmune arthritis access a COVID-19 vaccine? Learn more about your eligibility and the evidence you will need to provide.
More intervention to assist with COVID-19 vaccine uptake and reducing vaccine hesitancy will be needed for some within our community, such as the patient communities in Australia.
Global researchers are interested in learning how people with rheumatic disease make decisions regarding vaccines in light of their rheumatic disease.
Who decides which COVID vaccines will be used in Australia? How will we know if the vaccines are safe and how will their use be monitored? Here’s where you can find answers to many common questions like this.
What will the current COVID-19 vaccine candidates mean for Australians with autoimmune conditions? Can we take them? When will we get them?
Rheumatoid arthritis pain isn’t easy to manage when providers can’t see and touch your joints in person, but you can discuss and treat RA pain during telehealth visits. Here’s how.
Australian healthcare consumers are benefiting from improved access to advocacy opportunities thanks to online meetings during COVID-19 in 2020.
Melbourne is coming out of its second COVID-19 lockdown and my feelings about this are mixed. What Will My Post-Lockdown Life Be Like With Chronic Illness?
I’ll tell you this much: Quarantining for the second time is much harder than the first.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, patients are delaying seeking the care they need to manage chronic conditions or to address new symptoms.
Australians are using more telehealth services due to COVID-19 but many are not maintaining their regular doctor visits for existing chronic conditions.
With new face mask regulations in Victoria, more hotspots in NSW and eased restrictions elsewhere, knowing when and where to wear a face mask can be tricky.
COVID-19 testing has become a part of life across much of Australia over recent months. To help stop the spread of this deadly virus, anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should get tested.
Australians hospitalised with severe COVID-19 symptoms can now access the newly approved drug remdesivir (Veklury®) to help speed their recovery time.
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you practice being in the present in order to cultivate emotional and psychological well-being.
This commonly prescribed steroid might be lifesaving for critically ill coronavirus patients.
Jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins, but it feels justified in these, ahem, unprecedented times.
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you be more resilient even when life feels harder than it ever has.
Sorry, family and friends, but the one thing I miss doing the most while staying at home is my weekly yoga class.
Staying active at home when you have arthritis can be tough, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. Exercise Right Week and new telehealth options can help.
What should you do if you can’t access Plaquenil? Are you at risk of COVID-19 exposure if you have a biologic infusion in a hospital? We’ve got the answers you’ve been seeking.
There are still going to be newly diagnosed people in desperate need of information about their condition. There are still going to be people who need regular contact with others who understand the complexities of their conditions and medications without judgement. Your group will still be needed; you might just need to change how it runs for a while.
Do you regularly attend face-to-face health appointments such as medication reviews, physiotherapy and blood tests? Should you still go during the lockdown?
Please. Think of me. Think of my son.
Are you worried about how you can access and manage your prescription medications if you are stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak?
The question on everyone’s lips is when will we have a cure for COVID-19?