Study Seeks Autoimmune Disease Patients to Test COVID-19 Vaccines

Study Seeks Autoimmune Disease Patients to Test COVID-19 Vaccines

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Study Seeks Autoimmune Disease Patients to Test COVID-19 Vaccines

A new study is seeking adults with autoimmune diseases, including those with Sjogren’s syndrome, who have received a COVID-19 vaccine or are planning to do so. Conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the CoVER study is investigating if patients with autoimmune diseases respond similarly to the vaccine, by measuring the levels of antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — and whether the vaccination may lead to “flare-ups” or…

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