Ask the Rheumatologist: Latest Answer
Ashley from Edmonton asks: Should I hold methotrexate before having a COVID19 shot or flu shot?
From a safety perspective, it is very safe to continue methotrexate while getting either of these vaccines. There is some data to suggest that holding your methotrexate for 1-2 weeks AFTER the flu shot, and maybe the COVID shot, will make these vaccines work better. Check with your rheumatologist if this is right for you, as there is a need to balance vaccine efficacy with disease control, and this balance may be different for every individual.