Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The following information is collected from reliable sources, such as: Australian Government Department of Health, Australian Rheumatology Association, Healthdirect, World Health Organisation, Coronacast (podcast with Dr Norman Swan), NPS MedicineWise and more.
While we will endeavour to update this information in a timely manner – as the COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly changing situation – a lag time may happen from time to time, and therefore our information has been cited at the bottom of each page to give you direct access to the resources.
We want all of our community to have accurate, up-to-date information that can assist you in these challenging times. Please let us know if there is a topic you would like more information about by emailing [email protected].
Practical tips for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIRD) in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Information on the COVID-19 vaccination in autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIRD).
Information about the Tocilizumab (Actemra®) Shortage
Changes to temporary PBS listings mean you may need to speak to your prescriber if you were transitioned to another medicine during the shortage.
Being medicinewise during COVID-19
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