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We read with great interest the article by Machado et al who describe safety of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.1 The authors observed that vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 is well tolerated with rare report of I-RMD flare and very rare reports of serious adverse events.
We observed that the authors included only 27 patients with autoinflammatory diseases. We thus propose to complete their observation with the result of our study about 190 patients with autoinflammatory disease (AID).
A web survey assessing adverse effects after COVID-19 vaccination was sent on 7–30 June 2021 to patients with AID followed in the French national adult AID reference centre, and already included in the Juvenile Inflammatory Rheumatism (JIR) cohort. The patients were asked whether they had received a COVID-19 vaccination, the type of vaccine and number of injections. Severe adverse events were defined by the need for hospitalisation. Local reaction, fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, allergic reaction, fatigue, nausea, …
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