Is it true? Do COVID-19 vaccines cause autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis, are chronic (long-term) illnesses and there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines can cause autoimmune diseases. Find out more below.

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Do COVID-19 vaccines cause autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis, are chronic (long-term) illnesses where our immune systems attack our own cells.

There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines can cause autoimmune diseases.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines approved in Australia. Find out more about how they work, safety and side effects, and details about each vaccine.

With new COVID-19 vaccine developments every day, it’s normal to have questions or concerns, and possibly feel hesitant about getting a vaccine. That's why we're providing accurate, evidence-based answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Last updated: 
10 May 2022

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