Table 1

Indications for COVID-19 vaccination in patients on immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive agents

S NoDrugsRecommendationsVaccination indicated or contraindicated
1.Systemic corticosteroidsPrednisolone equivalent <10 mg/dayIndicated
2.MethotrexateTemporary cessation of methotrexate for 2 weeks post-vaccinationIndicated
3.Azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, hydroxychloroquine, leflunomide and sulfasalazineContinuation of the drugs during vaccinationIndicated
4.Anti-TNF (Tumour necrosis factor) agentsContinuation during vaccinationIndicated
5.Anti-CD204 weeks prior and 6 months after
6.JAK (Janus kinase) inhibitorsDiscontinuation 1 week before and after vaccineIndicated
  • JAK, Janus kinase; TNF, Tumour necrosis factor.