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Updated 30th Aug 2022
Please encourage your household members and other close contacts to have the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster dose, once they are eligible as this may offer you further protection from getting COVID-19. This is known as the “ring” vaccination concept.
An Australian Government COVID vaccine fact checker is available.
A 2 page guide for your treating doctors can be found here. Please refer to the Australian Living Guidelines for the Pharmacological Management of Inflammatory Arthritis for more detailed information.
Please do not contact the ARA Secretariat for medical advice regarding the vaccine, please consult with your prescribing doctor.
The ARA will update this advice as new information becomes available.
How many doses do I need?
Some other treatments or combinations of treatments and/or conditions might also qualify for a third vaccine dose - ask your specialist or GP if you are uncertain.