At SAA, we heard that many of you were struggling with certain roadblocks as you sought Covid vaccines or care. So, we posed the following questions to the spondyloarthritis (SpA) community: Are you immunocompromised (due to medications used to treat SpA)? Have you tried to get the extra vaccine dose recommended by the CDC and had your request denied? Or have you had Covid and had trouble getting a prescription for newly-approved antiviral pills?
Many thanks to those of you who wrote in with your stories. We share a few below, with our thanks to the deidentified members of our community who shared them.
Would you like to contribute your own story? You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.