Charities launch rapid third primary vaccination dose survey

Along with a number of other charities, RAIRDA and its member charities are supporting a rapid survey aimed at all adults with a rheumatic condition in the UK. We want to understand the progress of the roll-out of third primary COVID-19 vaccination doses for people who are severely immunosuppressed. 

We have heard from patients reporting difficulties accessing third primary doses. We hope this survey will help us to understand the scale of any issues, what has worked well, and what has not.

Please complete the survey whether or not you have received your third primary vaccination dose. You can also complete the survey if you have a rheumatic disease but do not think you are eligible for a third primary dose. This is a rapid survey and it will close on midday Monday 8th November.

Full guidance on third primary doses can be read here.

Examples of rheumatic conditions include:

  • Forms of connective tissue disease (for example: lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, scleroderma)
  • Form of systemic vasculitis (For example: Behcet’s or types of ANCA Vasculitis like GPA)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Axial spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondyloarthritis)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica