COVID-19 Vaccination in Rheumatic Disease Patients

Study Purpose

The research is being done to study the immune responses to COVID-19 vaccination in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Rheumatologist confirmed diagnosis of one of the following diagnoses: - Systemic lupus erythematosus; - Sjogren syndrome; - Inflammatory myositis; - Psoriatic arthritis; - Osteoarthritis; - Gout; - Ankylosing spondylitis; - IBD-related arthritis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Active infection or untreated malignancy (other than skin cancer) at enrollment.
- Pregnancy

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Early Phase 1
Lead Sponsor

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Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Hu Zeng, PhD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Mayo Clinic
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Inflammatory Myositis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arthritis of Multiple Sites Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Diagnosis), Osteoarthritis
Study Website: View Trial Website
Additional Details

Because patients treated with immunosuppressive agents have been excluded from initial clinical trials, and most patients with rheumatic diseases are taking immunosuppressants, the immune responses towards the mRNA COVID19 vaccines in these patients remains unknown. The goal is to study the immune response to COVID-19 vaccination in patients with rheumatic diseases. Blood samples collected before and longitudinally after mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., Pfizer and Moderna vaccines) will enable detailed immunological investigation of the interaction between COVID-19 vaccination and rheumatic diseases. These efforts will provide novel insights into the COVID-19 vaccine response in patients with rheumatic diseases, and eventually would inform clinical management to improve patient care.

Arms & Interventions


Other: mRNA COVID19 vaccines

mRNA-based COVID19 vaccines


Biological: - mRNA COVD19 vaccine

Subjects will receive two doses of mRNA based COVID19 vaccines.

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Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota




Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota, 55905

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Jane M Jaquith

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