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SP0198 Vaccination YES or No, When Having A Rheumatic Disease?
  1. J.H.E. Voorneveld-Nieuwenhuis1,2
  1. 1Rheumatology, V&VN Dutch Nurses' association, Utrecht
  2. 2Rheumatology, Maasstad Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands


This lecture is about issues patients with Rheumatic diseases face when travelling to vaccination requiring destinations.

We will discuss how patients can prepare for vaccinations as well as which vaccinations are alive and might inflict their treatments. We will access the alternatives, risks and benefits.

During the lecture we will use the EULAR recommendations for vaccination in adult and in paediatric patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases. We will try to give attention to local guidelines and review tests for tuberculosis screening.

Key message The fact that someone has a rheumatic disease may influence the choice for a holiday destination. Some vaccinations might be necessary or infection risks are higher. We should consider the pros and cons of travelling.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

DOI 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.6129

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