How to face the advent of sars-cov-2 vaccination in ibd patients: Another task for gastroenterologists

Alfredo Papa, Franco Scaldaferri, Antonio Gasbarrini, Lorenzo Maria Vetrone, Loris Riccardo Lopetuso, Matteo Neri

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Abstract

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented effort to develop vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 infection since this seems to be the most effective strategy to counter the pandemic. In the past weeks, the administration of vaccines has started in different parts of the world sustaining the hype of significantly containing the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, the rapid time lapse from vaccine development to distribution has raised several concerns on its safety and efficacy. This topic is particularly felt by patients with chronic conditions and immumodulating therapies that could compromise their immune system such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here, we explore the potential future implications of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines introduction in the IBD field, touching upon the clinical experience coming from available data on vaccinations against other infections. We also dissect the factors associated with the acceptability of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, describing the possible strategies that gastroenterologist should adopt to reach the highest rate of vaccinations in IBD patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalVaccines
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Acceptance
  • COVID-19
  • IBD
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Vaccines

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