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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 314

Evidence-based guidelines for SARS-COV-2 vaccination of patients of skin allergic diseases and patients on immuno-therapeutics

1 Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Skin Care Centre, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Dermatology, Skin Diseases Center, Nashik, Madhya Pradesh, India
6 Department of Dermatology, The Medicity, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India
7 Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, New Delhi, India
8 Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
9 Department of Dermatology, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
10 Department of Dermatology, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandipan Dhar
Department of Dermatology, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.ijd_440_21

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There is a dearth of data regarding the safety and timing of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) vaccination of patients on immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory therapies. However, data from other vaccine trials may be extrapolated to get an idea regarding the recommendation of SARS-COV-2 vaccines. All the novel SARS-COV-2 vaccines are non-live, thus ensuring the safety of the vaccines. However, the vaccines may not be able to generate an equipotent immunogenic response in patients receiving immunotherapeutics, in comparison to those who are not. We have attempted to put forward certain statements, with respect to SARS-COV-2 vaccination of patients who are on treatment for different dermatological conditions. However, the risk-benefit ratio must be discussed between the patient and the physician, and the final call should be individualized.

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